Kremlin's news channels actively preparing Russian audience for war - Sarts

  • 2022-02-21
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The news channels controlled by the Kremlin now is actively preparing Russian audience for war, said Janis Sarts, Director of the Riga-based NATO Center of Excellence for Strategic Communication, on his Twitter post.

"Stories about Ukrainian genocide against Russians, blasts and shootings organized by Ukraine, the humanitarian crisis in Donbas and Luhansk. A farce, but a very intense one," said Sarts.

Sarts has already spokes in the media recently about the topic. We are unlikely to expect an environment that is free of Russian misinformation in the near future, Sarts said earlier.

According to Sarts, despite the power of disinformation, it would be very difficult for Russia to explain to its public why "shooting and bombing" in Ukraine would be a good thing.

He said that Russian TV channels are showing signs of what is called casus belli  or a situation that justifies war. According to Sarts, a situation that Russia's society would fully accept and justify war has not been reached yet.