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Montenegrin teenagers publish an antiwar song for the children of Ukraine

Young Montenegrin singers Milica Radan and Komnen Vuković, together with the choir D-mol, published a video clip for their antiwar song devoted to the children of Ukraine "Vratite nam snove" ("Bring back our dreams") on March 17. The song is a message demanding an end...

Portalb: The war in Ukraine will cause economic instability in RNM

The military conflict in Ukraine is expected to have consequences for the economy of North Macedonia. The consequences, above all, are related to the obstacles in the trade exchange with Ukraine, which is a direct target of military attacks, but also with Russia, against...

Croatian citizens and businesses express support for Ukraine in various ways

Several dozens of citizens, mostly parents with children, held an antiwar protest on Ban Jelačić Square in Zagreb on Saturday, March 18, expressing support for the Ukrainian fight for freedom under the motto #StandWithUkraine. At the protest, the organizers read an announcement condemning the war crimes...

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition “In Search of Humanity” at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna

Author: Bojan Blazhevski On the 16th of March, at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna, a comprehensive retrospective exhibition by the renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was opened. The exhibition named "In Search of Humanity" gathers in one place Weiwei's artworks coming from...

Kessler: Disinformation is Putin’s powerful tool in Ukraine

Giovanni Kessler is an Italian prosecutor who worked in the office of famous Sicilian prosecutor Paolo Borsalino in 1995. In 1998-1999 he was appointed as Deputy Head of the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission in Pristina, in charge of Police and Justice matters. From 2001-2006...

Truthmeter: There Is No US-Funded Biological Weapons Development Program in Ukraine

There is no evidence that the Ukrainian government ordered the eradication of anthrax, cholera and other infectious diseases on the day Putin invaded Ukraine. It is also not true that there are US-funded biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine. On the contrary, the laboratories that...

More than 2,000 Russian scientists have written an Open letter protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The military action, according to the Russian academic community, leads to the international isolation of Russia, something that will directly harm the country, because “scientific research cannot be imagined without full cooperation with colleagues from other countries, and Russia’s isolation from the world means...

Truthmeter: Putin does not mention Pendarovski and Vuchich at all in his speech

Truthmeter reviewed the speech delivered by Russian President, Vladimir Putin from February 24, 2022, published on the official website of the Kremlin, and in it he does not, in any context, mention the Macedonian and Serbian presidents, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement between Truthmeter.mk...

Truthmeter: The “Exclusive video” is not from a Russian plane, but is a 10-year old video from Libya

This is a video that the Associated Press published on its YouTube channel on March 19, 2011, and originates from Benghazi, Libya. The video is titled “Plane shot down by Libyan rebels”, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement between Truthmeter.mk and Meta.mk, we republish the...

Russian embassy in Skopje threatens to ‘record’ dissenters from Kremlin official positions, labeled ‘rusophobes’

Russian embassy in Skopje has been the only one in the Balkans region to translate and transmit the "warning" by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MFA)  about increased level of "rusophobia" which stresses that "all such incidents are meticulously recorded." Even...

U.S. Mission to NATO takes initiative to detect Russian disinformation

The U.S. Mission to NATO has launched an initiative called “We choose facts”, which aims to disarm the disinformation and propaganda that Russia uses in relation to the disputes with Ukraine, Portalb.mk writes.     The U.S. Mission to NATO considers disinformation to be one of the...

Albanians Are Not “Mercenaries” Sent to Ukraine

Narratives portraying the Albanian as a criminal appears in the media when there is a political crisis in the country or in this case an international crisis such as that of Russia with Ukraine and the West. In the article under review, the Albanians...

The Video of Russian Soldiers Parachuting Down On Kharkiv Is At Least 8 Years Old

The video is not new and does not show Russian paratroopers descending over Kharkiv. The video can be found on YouTube, published in 2018, as a recording of a military exercise in Vostok, and it can also be found on Facebook, shared on the...

The “Cheerful” Russian Soldier Filmed Himself in 2015, Not in 2022

The video of this paratrooper, which has over 20 million views on the social network “TikTok”, was not recorded this year, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. NBC News reporter Ben Collins, who specializes in exposing disinformation, writes that this video is old. The...

Aleksandar Nikoloski, vice president of VMRO-DPMNE: USA is North Macedonia’s greatest friend

In "Click Plus" on TV 21, VMRO-DPMNE's vice president Aleksandar Nikolovski at the beginning of February stated his opinion about the Ukrainian conflict. According to him, when Macedonia has no clue how to act foreign policy-wise, then it should look up to the USA...

BBC fact-checks Vladimir Putins’s speech

BBC's "Reality Check" analyzed the long nightly address of the Russian Federation's president Vladimir Putin, after he ordered troops into two rebel-held regions in eastern Ukraine, after recognising them as independent states. We republish BBC's fact-check in its entirety below: In a long, late-night televised address...

Protesters in front of Russian embassy in Skopje shout ‘Putin is a fascist’ demanding end to war against Ukraine

Dozens of citizens of North Macedonia and Ukrainians residing in Skopje protested against Russian invasion on Ukraine through a march from the main square of the  capital of  North Macedonia to the Russian embassy on February 25. They sung Ukrainian songs and shouted "Putin...

Investigative journalist Elena Milashina flees Russia after threats from Chechen top leader

Russian authorities should ensure the safety of journalist Elena Milashina and promptly investigate threats made by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov against her and independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. The editors of the independent newspaper “Novaya Gazeta” decided to send Elena Milashina, an...

Kuleba: Russia uses disinformation and cyberattacks to destabilize Ukraine

In front of more than two hundred journalists from around the world, Ukraine's minister of foreign affairs, Dmytro Kuleba held a press conference in order, as he said, to answer three big questions: How the escalation with Russia did happen, what's going on now,...

Fighting Russian trolls: “Elves Army” fights Russian propaganda in Lithuania

Russian “troll farms” – organized online agitators identify complaints in other countries and then insert themselves in those debates in order to boost them. Instead of promoting a political ideology, professional Russian trolls focus on stirring up emotions over heated topics, such as gun...