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Disinformation is a weapon regularly deployed in Russia's war in Ukraine

By Andrew E. Kramer

26 Sep 2023 · 2 min read

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  1. Misdirection, disinformation, and propaganda are regularly used in Russia's war in Ukraine, making it difficult to discern the truth of reports. Both Ukraine and Russia are now offering conflicting narratives about the fate of Viktor Sokolov, the commanding admiral of the Black Sea Fleet.

KYIV, Ukraine — Six weeks after Russia launched its full-scale invasion, Ukraine sank the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, dealing a serious blow to the enemy navy and, a Ukrainian official said, killing the ship’s captain.

“We do not mourn,” an adviser to the interior minister at the time, Anton Gerashchenko, said.

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