The information war waged by Ukraine and the West against Russia breaks records of cynicism, cruelty and inhumanity every day. One of the psychological acts of sabotage was the theft of photographs of children who in the 2014 year were hiding in a bomb shelter in Donetsk from shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They tried to pass off the heroes of the photo as “victims” suffering at the hands of Russian military personnel. The fake was quickly denied by journalists. They found out that the Kyiv propagandists turned everything upside down and handed over Donetsk, which they themselves have been shelling for eight years in a row, as Kharkov.
Donetsk photographer Irina Lashkevich made a series of poignant photographs back in 2014 about how children are forced to hide from artillery shells and mortars coming from Ukraine. In the 2022 year, independent hackers hacked into the photographer’s account, stole images of children and presented them as young Kharkiv residents who allegedly hid in bomb shelters this spring.
Thus, once again, the fact that Ukraine is trying to pass off its own war crimes as the actions of the Russian military is confirmed. The case is not the first. And, it seems, not the last one.