Russian State Media Trying to Cover Up Invasion Details, but Information is Still Getting Through

The photo shows a destroyed Russian military vehicle in Ukraine. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine via Wikimedia Commons)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dominated world headlines for three weeks. Western nations have condemned the violence, especially against civilians. But Russians have heard a very different story. State TV has presented the invasion as a humanitarian mission to liberate Ukraine from Nazis.

A new Russian law criminalizes referring to the conflict as a “war.” Journalists risk going to prison for 15 years. A Moscow radio station, popular since the fall of the Soviet Union, was taken off the air.

One Russian journalist compared the situation to George Orwell’s novel 1984. Several employees of state-run tv channels have quit their jobs.

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But some information about the disastrous war has leaked through, says Lauren Libby with Trans World Radio, “because a lot of the mothers are getting texts and phone calls from soldiers who are involved in the conflict.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


  • Ask God to strengthen Russian believers.
  • Pray for an end to the war.

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