Facebook Status Update from Vera Kholmgorova, Donetsk Journalist (translated by William Risch, Georgia College):
Reflections. About convictions, journalism, and professional ethics. Stirred up by yesterday’s events (April 28, 2014).
The Russian news agency ITAR-TASS presented news about supporters of Russia brutally breaking up a meeting for Ukraine in Donetsk as Ukrainian fascists from Right Sector attacking a peaceful march against commemorations of the SS Galicia division’s founding.
Yes. Exactly that. There are a lot of sources on the web, so I won’t give them here.
It’s awful, especially for those who were there yesterday (including some, like myself, who were there for professional reasons). And it’s strange, to be honest.
Russian propaganda has known no shame. For a long time. And it was never ashamed. And now it’s even less ashamed, because there wouldn’t have been anything surprising, let’s say, if there appeared news on TASS about brave Russian patriots…
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