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.
Anxiety in Russia
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
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask God to strengthen Russian believers.
- Pray for an end to the war.