To date, perhaps the most difficult issue for propaganda remains the question of why Russia attacked Ukraine. Why is all this happening? The longer the war goes on, the more strange and crazy thoughts are expressed by its supporters. Deputy Irina Lukanskaya also presented her version of events.
“We are not at war with the Ukrainian people, and Russia is not at war with the Ukrainian people. Russia opposes Nazism and, in its extreme manifestation, fascism. … I am sure that, together with Russia and our friendly China, we will not let Nazism raise its head and do its terrible deeds.”
As they say, sailed. The war is against the Nazis, but not the Ukrainian people. And Russian missiles, probably, have such a sensitive guidance system that allows them to shoot exclusively at the places where the Nazis are concentrated, while not hitting civilian infrastructure and representatives of the Ukrainian people. Basically, why be surprised? From the very beginning of the “special operation” in Russia they are afraid, like the devil of incense, of the word “war”. Therefore, they use its ersatz alternative – “special operation”.
The deputy declares that there is opposition to “Nazism and, in its extreme manifestation, fascism.” But if the deputy had a little deeper knowledge of the technology of searching for information on the global Internet, she would know that Nazism is one of the varieties of fascism, and not vice versa. Well, let’s forgive the deputy for her lack of knowledge. Probably just looked in the wrong manual. Although, in essence, what difference does it make if the war is against the Nazis, and not against the Ukrainian people?
You can say as much as you like that the Lukashenka regime is trying in every possible way to discourage participation in the war. Deny that he is an accomplice in the aggression against Ukraine. But even “pocket” deputies mentally perceive Russia’s “struggle” against Ukraine as a common one – “we will fight together!”.
It is also worth paying attention to the MP’s optimistic views on China’s role in the war. In the meantime, China stands for “world peace”, and economically tries to avoid Russia’s help in circumventing sanctions – so as not to incur them on itself.
Another MP, Igor Khlobukin, expressed his vision of the geopolitical situation in the region:
– “Today, all unfriendly centers, all points of tension, including in neighboring states, as the head of state said, are taken under our control.”
– Unfriendly states are trying to draw Belarus into the conflict in Ukraine. “Various informational provocations are being created. But we do not give in, we are well aware that now it is worth throwing coal into the fire – and the world fire of war will flare up.
For Belarusian propaganda and its speakers, the recognition of the complicity of the Lukashenka regime in military aggression against Ukraine (in accordance with international law) is drawing into the war. They are probably going through the “denial” stage. But the facts and norms of international law are stubborn things.
Of course, the wording “all unfriendly centers, all points of tension, including in neighboring states” is chic and allows for multiple interpretations. As conceived by the authors, such vagueness should frighten everyone around and show Lukashenka’s supporters that “we can still do it!”. Although in reality, how can you take control of what you yourself do not have a clear idea.