The news from Donbas mentioned separatist leaders more rarely; reports were submitted with reference to anonymous, unverifiable sources (‘DPR intelligence’, ‘locals’). Review of the Russian television for February 2016.
The main information attack after the ‘Syrian lull’ and ‘Turkish pause’ was aimed against the Ukrainian state. Again, after the summer surge in activity on the confrontation between Kyiv and Right Sector in Transcarpathia, the messages and forecasts about the forthcoming collapse of Kyiv authorities have returned. Overview of Russian television in December 2015.
Nonconformity and resistance to the Kremlin and to the Russia are interpreted as a sign of personal and state "madness." In this way, the Russians are led to believe that the Ukrainians need to be "corrected" and "saved" from themselves. Even at the cost of war and humiliation. Russian TV Review for October 2015.
The Russian Channel One compared Ukrainians with the mice. Just a few weeks of relative truce in Donbas made it tough for the Russian TV-propagandists. Overview of the Russian TV-channels over a period from 16 till 30 September.
Putin’s guidelines for young generation sound as to defend their land and its interests at any price and maintain its internal unity in the face of an external enemy. Here is the review of Russian television for September 1-15, 2015.
The TV-channels dip Russians into ‘warm bath’ of comfort information about Ukraine. Not a word about the plight of ‘Novorossiya’. The reports about shelling and deaths of civilians are broadcast by marginal channels only. The principal direction of propaganda: the upcoming fall of Poroshenko to the Right Sector’s "neo-Nazi". Overview of the Russian TV of 11-23 July 2015
Analyzing of Russian TV-spots from Donbas on fire makes think over the causal relationship between events: either television serves the military and political moves and sabotage operations of Russian troops in Ukraine, or military operations are simulated to get ‘right’ image on TV-screen. There is the impression that the generals of Joint Staff and Ostankino take turns dealing with ‘Ukrainian crisis’. Overview of manipulation technologies in Russian media over a 16-31 January 2015 period.