Since the war started, the anti-vaxxer section has been playing in the Kremlin orchestra, lead by covid denialists and Confederation party members, with Grzegorz Braun at the forefront. Who is behind the anti-vaxxers’ network in Polish social media?
Now, more than a month into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the barrage of disinformation about the conflict is intensifying. Pretexts for the war and pro-Kremlin narratives, however, are not being spread by only well-known faces and websites from the Slovak disinformation scene.
The Logo of the International Criminal Court in Hague. Source: Friemann / Shutterstock
the non-profit charity EyeWitness launched a Ukrainian version of a special app for collecting evidence of alleged Russian and Belarusian war crimes at the beginning of March. Videos and photographs taken through the app could become relevant pieces of evidence in The Hague.
Despite Hungary backing the EU’s punitive sanctions regime against Russia and the humanitarian aid the cabinet provided to Ukraine, the government continues its foreign policy balancing act between the West and Russia.
Anti-war protest in Budapest, after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine. February 26, 2022. Source: MARTON MONUS / Reuters / Forum
For three terms, the Hungarian prime minister has fought with Brussels and moved closer to Moscow. Then came the Russian invasion of Ukraine — a painful reality check. But it seems that Orbán still does not want to fall out of Putin’s good graces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attend a news conference in Moscow, Russia February 1, 2022. Source: SPUTNIK / Reuters / Forum
The unprecedented show of solidarity towards Ukraine on a regional and European, Trans-Atlantic level forced the Hungarian government to change diplomatic course in just a matter of days, and eventually abandon 12 years of pro-Eastern foreign policy.