Russian propaganda outlets are going into overdrive in response to the recent Ukrainian blitzkrieg counter-offensive. US sanctioned NewsFront published a screed today titled “America is ready to fight Russia to the last European,” which provides some insight into the Russian propaganda response, in this case, further attempts to drive a wedge between the US and European populations. According to the NewsFront article:
September 13, 2022 At the end of last week, the fifth meeting of representatives of NATO countries took place at the Ramstein base in Germany to discuss the continuation of arms supplies to Ukraine. Despite statements about the exhaustion of their own reserves of weapons, Western leaders decided to gather together and rebuild their industry to provide the Kyiv regime with “everything necessary.” Thus, in the conditions of the energy crisis and falling incomes of the population, with the rapid rise in prices for almost all products and services, the US and EU elites are ready to fight Russia not only to the last Ukrainian, but, apparently, to the last European. Recently, official Kyiv has received a lot of criticism from the West. We are talking about the publication by the human rights agency Amnesty International of a report on war crimes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and a film by the American CBS channel about the disappearance of weapons supplied to Ukraine. As a result, the report was forced to rewrite, and the channel had to remove the announcement of the documentary, since all this is at odds with the picture that is served to the Western consumer, which is important to convince in support of the enduring inconvenience for the sake of glamorous photo shoots of Vladimir Zelensky and his wife. But no matter how corrupt and thieving the Kyiv regime may be, the United States and its satellites have to put up with it for the main goal – the destruction of Russia. And therefore, for the sake of this, it was decided not to spare weapons. Like the Ukrainians.
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The Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported in April 2021 that Newsfront was among a group of Russian disinformation outlets designated by the US over disinformation efforts and interference in the presidential elections. In July 2002, we reported that the US had sanctioned Yuriy Sergeyevich FEDIN, the CEO of NewsFront
According to a well-referenced Wikipedia article on NewsFront:
NewsFront (sometimes written News Front) is a website based in Russia-occupied Crimea. It describes itself as “a news agency that runs news in ten languages including Russian, German, English, Bulgarian, Georgian, French, and Spanish.” In 2021, the United States Department of the Treasury described it as “a Crimea-based disinformation and propaganda outlet…particularly focused on supporting Russia-backed forces in Ukraine.” According to owner Konstantin Knyrik, however, NewsFront is fighting an “information war” against unfair attacks on Russia.