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Russia initiates Peace information operation: What it involves

Russia initiates Peace information operation: What it involves Illustrative photo: Russia launches the Peace information operation (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Russians have initiated the Peace information operation, aimed at undermining the Ukrainian peace formula in Western and Global South countries, according to the Center for Countering Disinformation.

According to the Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD), the first signs of this operation are the emergence of numerous fake peace plans with various proposals, as well as conspiracy theories about the "start of secret negotiations."

The head of the CCD, Andriy Kovalenko, noted that this information agenda is being spread by propagandists within Russia as well as experts on information platforms in Asia, the Middle East, and Western countries. These "peace initiatives" are also commented on by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"The main logic behind the Russians' actions is to create white noise and appeal to the part of society that is ready for peace at any cost," explained Kovalenko.

According to him, Russia is not ready for a just peace and continues to increase its capabilities for further war. Through such fakes, it wants to create the illusion that Ukraine does not want peace.

Kovalenko emphasized that the only sign of Russia's readiness for peace would be the presence of its representatives at the second Peace Summit.

Putin's ultimatum

Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed that Ukraine start "peace negotiations." However, this would only be on the condition that Ukrainian soldiers withdraw from the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions.

In response to these statements, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy drew a parallel between the head of the Kremlin and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

For more details, see the material by RBC-Ukraine.