In russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine, words matter:

<aside> 💡 ❌ Crisis in Ukraine ❌ Ukraine crisis

❌ Ukraine conflict

❌ civil war

❌ proxy war

✅ russia’s war against Ukraine

✅ unprovoked genocidal russian invasion of Ukraine


By the way, largest news agency spreading russian propaganda is Reuters.

<aside> 💡 Reuters - the largest russian propaganda agency We are often asked how we know that Reuters are spreading russian propaganda. In fact, they told everyone themselves! Back in 2020, they proudly announced their partnership with TASS. To this day, they regularly quote TASS and their content is full of genocide apologism and Kremlin terminology.


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<aside> 💡 ❌ The Ukraine, former Soviet republic, post-Soviet state

✅ Ukraine, a sovereign state

❌ pro-russian separatists ❌ russia-back rebels ✅ russia-led forces ✅ russian occupation forces


<aside> 💡 It’s Kyiv, not Kiev ❗Donbas, not Donbass ❗Odesa, not Odessa


<aside> 💡 ❌rebel-held/separatist-held territories of Donbas ✅temporarily russia-occupied areas of Donbas


Ukraine Explainers

UA Explainers are mini-guides aimed to extend comprehensions of the war in Ukraine. They are fact-checked, bite-sized information pockets which are simple to share.

Key thread to read about Ukrainian voices and experience

Correct terminology

Ukrainian Newspapers

Correct russian lies

Usage of language in journalism around Ukraine