This article is #3 in a series of three on the spread of fake news in Ukraine for political means.

By Taras Zozulinsky

One of the areas most heavily targeted by Russia’s propaganda war is Ukraine’s aspiration to join the EU and NATO.

Therefore, in multiple ways and by any means possible, Ukrainians are shown to be negatively affected by European institutions. For example, the actions of the Ukrainian authorities as they implement reforms required by European donors.  

Within this context, an illustrative example is the misinformation campaign surrounding the agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

The idea of “treason” proved powerful when it was floated around the issue of the felling of Ukrainian forests and an end to the moratorium on the export of Ukrainian wood.