NSDC Urges German-Language Media not to Spread Lies and Russian Propaganda about Azov 


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The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Center for Countering Disinformation is urging German-language media not to spread Russian propaganda and lies about the Ukrainian Azov Regiment  

«The Center for Countering Disinformation of Ukraine’s NSDC wants to draw your attention to an alarming trend in the German-language media in recent weeks. False pro-russian narratives are being spread labeling the Azov Battalion ‘Nazi», – the Center said on its Telegram channel.   

The statement adds that Germans are hypersensitive to the subject of the Nazis and their crimes during WWII and that’s why «any mention or description of a military formation with the prefix ‘Nazi’ causes immediate condemnation and distancing».   


The Center explains that russian propaganda in the European information space, and especially Germany, is aimed at associating Ukrainians fighting for their country and freedom with Nazis.  


«Comparing Ukrainians with Nazis is the Kremlin’s outdated method to manipulate historical memory and make false analogies. Please note that these messages are russian propaganda», – the statement says.  


The volunteer Azov Battalion was created in 2014 and fought in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Today, the Azov Regiment is a separate special unit of the National Guard of Ukraine.    


As reported, the NSDC Center for Countering Disinformation said that the enemy plans to disrupt the educational process in Ukraine and force Russian cultural narratives onto students in occupied territories. The Center also found the Russian social media “manual” for creating fakes about Ukraine.  


Ukraine has made collaboration with the enemy in the information sphere a crime