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Russia launches ‘propaganda’ war over Ukraine
俄國對烏克蘭發動「宣傳」戰

A woman walks past Ukrainian tanks which left the Crimean peninsula near the Crimean capital of Simferopol on March 31.
一名女子三月三十一日行經一輛停放在克里米亞首府辛費羅波附近並準備離開克里米亞半島的坦克車。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Russia launched an all-out propaganda campaign to whip up support for possible military action in Ukraine, as state media and ruling party officials claimed armed marauders were terrorizing the ex-Soviet nation.

Kremlin-controlled media aired footage aimed at discrediting the new Kiev authorities and rousing anger at alleged outrages perpetrated against the Russian-speaking population.

Russian television even announced it was cancelling live footage of the Oscars show to concentrate on Ukraine coverage.

“Our propaganda on state channels is really running wild,” commented former economy minister Andrei Nechayev on Twitter.

Fanning suspicions of international involvement in the Kiev protests, news channel Russia 24 aired a confession from a young Russian who claimed he was paid to serve as a sniper with opposition forces.

“There are mercenaries there ... they come from very different countries: the United States and Germany, they come wearing identical military uniforms,” he alleged.

He said he feared violent reprisals for his revelations, alleging that the protest leaders in Kiev would “just put people in a cellar and kill them.”

A Russia 24 anchor added a warning that “mercenaries are now going to Crimea. Their aims are clear enough, to provoke a new wave of the crisis and rob people on the sly.”

(AFP)

俄國發動全面性的宣傳戰,煽動民眾支持可能在烏克蘭進行的軍事行動;俄國國營媒體與執政黨官員宣稱,武裝掠奪者正令這個前蘇聯國家陷入恐怖。

克里姆林宮控制的媒體播放旨在抹黑基輔新政權、據稱是對俄語人口犯下的暴行的影片,以挑起人民的怒火。

俄國電視台甚至宣布取消奧斯卡頒獎典禮的現場播出,全力報導烏克蘭的新聞。

前經濟部長安德烈.涅恰耶夫推文表示:「我們國有頻道的宣傳真的失控了。」

為了煽起對國際插手基輔抗議的猜疑,新聞頻道「俄羅斯二十四小時」播放一名俄國年輕人的自白,他宣稱收錢擔任反對陣營部隊的狙擊手。

他宣稱:「那裡有傭兵,他們來自非常不同的國家:有美國、德國,他們穿著一模一樣的軍服。」

他說,他擔心他的揭發引來暴力報復,指稱基輔的抗議領袖將「把人關進監牢,再殺害他們。」

「俄羅斯二十四小時」一名主播補充一則警告:「傭兵現在前往克里米亞,他們的目的再清楚不過:挑起新一波的危機,並暗中掠奪人民。」

(法新社/翻譯:魏國金)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. all-out adj.

竭力的;全面的 (jie2 li4 de5; quan2 mian4 de5)

例: The government has a responsibility to make an all-out effort to develop renewable energy.

(政府有責任竭力發展再生能源。)

2. discredit v.

敗壞…名聲;誹謗 (bai4 huai4 … ming2 sheng1; fei3 bang4)

例: She discredited his good name with ugly gossip.

(她散播惡毒八卦,破壞他的好名聲。)

3. on the sly idiom

偷偷地;詭秘地 (tou1 tou1 de5; gui3 mi4 de5)

例: The boys smoked in the bathroom on the sly.

(男孩們在廁所偷抽菸。)


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