Hostile Narrative Brief: War in Ukraine A Year of Aggression: A Case Study of the Czech Republic
19 Apr 2023/PSSI
February 24, 2023 marked one year since the start of the unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. These events have been accompanied by attempts to undermine support among Ukraine’s allies by spreading disinformation, conspiracy theories and generally, hostile narratives towards Ukraine exploiting socially contentious issues.
To better track these hostile narratives, the Prague Security Studies Institute researchers joined the International Republican Institute’s Beacon Project in their series of reports monitoring the online media space of the Czech Republic, among other Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.
The present report delves into the hostile narratives about Ukraine spreading in the Czech information space in the time period of 15 February 2022 – 14 February 2023.