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“Handmaiden’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood shuns Russian sanctions, ridicules travel ban

Canadian poet and writer Margaret Atwood was joined by Hollywood actor Jim Carrey in ridiculing the travel ban to Russia imposed on them alongside 98 other Canadians. On November 14, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation published a list with a hundred Canadian citizens targeted with "personal sancions" as an act of revenge for the latest round...

Buses in Riga do not have segregated seats for Russians

A Facebook post misinforms about the alleged segregationist policy of Riga’s public transport company. It falsely claims that Russian-speaking passengers are required to sit in the back of the bus. The transport company “Rīgas satiksme” (Riga Transport) has denied this claim. Latvia’s state news agency LETA reported that police have launched an investigation into alleged stickers on public transport...

Through Manipulation of Dates, It Is Falsely Claimed that Ukraine Is to Blame for the Mass Graves in Izium

A photo is going viral on social media that is deliberately manipulated and creates a wrong public opinion about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and about who is responsible for the deaths of the killed and buried in mass graves. The claim that Ukrainians are responsible for these mass graves has nothing to do with the real situation on...

With an Edited Photo Taken in Russia, Ukraine Is Accused of Being Nazi

The photo in the post we are reviewing, which contains the Ukrainian flag, has been graphically altered and edited, to falsely represent that the flag is Ukrainian. The photo was taken next to the statue of Lenin in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk, next to the administrative building of this city in the Kemerovo region of Russia. The flag...

It Is Not True that the Russians Announced the Destruction of 830 Ukrainian Combat Vehicles in One Day

What is stated in the title of the text, shared in the post we are reviewing, is not true: “The Russians announced: 830 Ukrainian combat vehicles destroyed in one day”. The figure refers to the beginning of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, which can be seen from the report of the Russian Ministry of Defense published on September 10....

It is not True that Three American Companies Bought Large Agricultural Land in Ukraine

Ukrainian legislation prohibits the sale of agricultural land to foreigners and foreign-owned companies. This restriction can be lifted, but first, there must be a referendum, and no referendum was held for this purpose in Ukraine. Therefore, it is not true that three large American multinational companies bought over 17 million hectares of Ukrainian agricultural land. Consequently, the dilemma that...

The Ukrainian national anthem performed in 50 countries worldwide, was sang at Macedonia Square in Skopje as well

Ukraine's Independence Day was marked today at Macedonia Square in the center of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. The event was part of the "The free world gathering" global initiative and in Macedonia, it was organized by the Embassy of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Association "Lesya Ukrainka". The attendees held their hands and joined the human chain as...

Counterspin: The Humanitarian Aspect of the Concern Expressed by “Levica” about the Tanks is a Disguised Position of Moscow

It is extremely irresponsible to “sell” a disguised Russian position that Ukraine has no right to self-defence under the guise of “humanitarian concern for the Ukrainian”. This is exactly the political position of “Levica”, which is, in fact, a spin, because it not only takes away the right to self-defence, thereby endangering a number of other human rights, but...

Ukraine thanked North Macedonia for the donated tanks: A friend is known in trouble

Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, did not forget to express thanks via Twitter on Saturday for the donation of T-72 tanks from North Macedonia to Ukraine. Podolyak wrote the following on Twitter in Ukrainian and Macedonian: "A friend is known in trouble. It doesn't matter how big your country is. What matters is the kind of...

The Ukrainians in North Macedonia protested, reminding of the atrocities committed in their home country

The Association of the Ukrainians in Macedonia "Lesya Ukrainka" organized on Sunday a peaceful protest in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, against the Russian aggression on Ukraine. The protest started at noon at children's playground behind the Universal Hall and ended in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Skopje. With posters and banners, the protesters expressed...

Truthmeter: The Serbs in North Macedonia do not justify the war in Ukraine, but some of them support Russia

Serbs as well as some members of the Serbian-Macedonian associations in Polog are against the invasion of any country and are in favor of preserving the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. But some of them, despite condemnation from many countries and organizations, as well as indications that misunderstandings should be resolved through diplomacy, still believe that Russian President...

Counterspin: Lavrov With Another Spin Justifies Russian Аggression Аgainst Ukraine

In an interview with four Serbian media outlets, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov used the well-known disinformation narrative about the military intervention in Ukraine, using the well-known phrase “special military operation” aimed at freeing the oppressed Russian population in Donbas and Luhansk. Lavrov reiterated that the entry of the Russian army into Ukraine should bring “demilitarization and denationalization of the Ukrainian armed forces and the...

Ibraimi: There are indications that the Russian influence will continue in the Balkans despite the war in Ukraine

In general, I do not believe that the Russian disinformation campaign and the current support of the misperception about the war in Ukraine will affect the possible change of the foreign policy of N. Macedonia. There are currently no real opportunities for war in the Balkans. Russian disinformation by hybrid means continues to spread, giving a vain hope to...

Bujar Osmani: Our country is in coordination with NATO and EU countries to prevent Russian disinformation in North Macedonia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, in an interview with Portalb.mk says that disinformation and propaganda are tools of war and that the Government treats them as such. He says that the state has difficulties in preventing the daily mass penetration of disinformation in the creation of public opinion. According to him, the fight against...

Humanitarian Disaster in Ukraine: At Least $ 1.7 Billion Needed, North Macedonia Sends Aid

More than a month after Russia invaded Ukraine, intensified attacks on several Ukrainian cities have left many people without access to their homes, without electricity, water, food or basic necessities. The countries supporting Ukraine in this war, including North Macedonia, are sending aid in various formats to help the military forces, as well as humanitarian aid for those who...

Petition in North Macedonia to rename street in front of Russian Embassy to “Ukraine Street”

As of Monday, the 28th of March, the citizens of North Macedonia have the opportunity to sign the petition named "Ukraine Street" to plea Skopje City Hall to rename Pirin Street, the Embassy of the Russian Federation is located on - to Ukraine Street, announced the Embassy of Ukraine to North Macedonia. "This would be a symbolic act of support...

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 to the war and promoting empathy for the suffering children. The video clip includes subtitles...

Since war started, 1,924 Ukrainians entered North Macedonia, but not as refugees

Since the start of the war in Ukraine until yesterday, a total of 1,924 Ukrainian nationals have entered North Macedonia, while 1,365 were registered in the country, informed the government's spokesperson Dushko Arsovski, referring to the data provided by the Interior Ministry. During the press conference, Arsovski stressed that there aren't any people who have requested refugee status in North...

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 perpetrated by Russian aggressors in Ukraine, while several local Ukrainians expressed personal concern for the...

MFA of North Macedonia warns nationals that fighting in foreign conflicts is crime

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia (MFA) reminded the country nationals that enlistment in any foreign army and participation in war conflicts abroad is crime according to North Macedonia regulations, i.e. according to the Criminal Code. This reaction ensued after the Ukrainian Embassy in Skopje transmitted the call from the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Ukrainian President...