Putin's propaganda machine creates CARTOON about two friends falling out to spin his war to children


Putin’s propaganda machine creates CARTOON about two friends falling out to spin his war to children – as German embassy in South Africa calls out claims Russia is ‘fighting Nazis in Ukraine’


A pro-Kremlin short cartoon depicts Russian propaganda and tells the reason Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. 

The three-minute video shows children wearing t-shirts representing Ukraine, Germany, Russia and the US before going on to explain the War on Donbas.

It starts with inseparable ‘friends’ Ukraine and Russia playing together in a sandbox and sat next to each other at school before Ukraine leaves to ‘hang out by himself’, representing its independence from the Soviet Union. 

It starts with inseparable 'friends' Ukraine and Russia playing together in a sandbox and sat next to each other at school before Ukraine leaves to 'hang out by himself, representing its independence from the Soviet Union (pictured)

It starts with inseparable ‘friends’ Ukraine and Russia playing together in a sandbox and sat next to each other at school before Ukraine leaves to ‘hang out by himself, representing its independence from the Soviet Union (pictured)

The cartoon, created by Russian state media, then depicts the moment Ukraine establishes diplomatic relations with the US in 1991 - breaking it's 'friendship' with Russia for good (pictured)

The cartoon, created by Russian state media, then depicts the moment Ukraine establishes diplomatic relations with the US in 1991 – breaking it’s ‘friendship’ with Russia for good (pictured)

The cartoon, created by Russian state media, then depicts the moment Ukraine establishes diplomatic relations with the US in 1991 – breaking their ‘friendship’ for good.

The short cartoon depicts the moment Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic became self-proclaimed breakaway states located in Ukraine, formed on 7 April 2014. 

The pro-Kremlin cartoon claims ‘Ukraine began to oppress the Russian population so these two oblasts wanted to separate and become a part of Russia – but Ukraine disagreed and began to go to war with those territories’.

It says the reason Putin went to war was because ‘Russia tried to stop the killing of people and resolve the issue peacefully’.

Meanwhile the cartoon added ‘the West doesn’t listen because Ukraine is telling everyone that Russia wants to kill people’. 

issue and won’t break agreements anymore. Our country always stands for peace and open conversation around any conflict’. 

The video, which has since gone viral on social media, goes on to explain the war in Donbas and is captioned ‘How to explain to a child what the war in Donbas is and why Russia and Ukraine quarreled?’     

One user commented: ‘How is this narrative even possible?’

The pro-Kremlin short cartoon depicts Russian propaganda and shows 'the real reason' Vladimir Putin has invaded Ukraine

The pro-Kremlin short cartoon depicts Russian propaganda and shows ‘the real reason’ Vladimir Putin has invaded Ukraine

Another added: ‘Absolutely ridiculous.’

One viewer said: ‘This is messed up, they should be creating cartoons to advocate peace!’

One shocked viewer couldn’t believe they were showing the ‘historically inaccurate’ cartoon to children and 

On many occasions, Putin has accused Ukraine of being taken over by extremists after its pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovych, was removed from office in the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution. 

In the weeks leading up to the Russian invasion, Putin repeated his unsubstantiated claims that Ukraine wanted to exterminate Russian speakers in the east of the country.

Putin questioned Ukraine’s right to exist on Monday and accused its government of being a ‘neo-Nazi’ regime supported by the West.

He said the West was ‘closing its eyes… to the genocide that four million people are suffering’ – a reference to the mostly Russian-speaking population of eastern Ukraine.

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has claimed more than 14,000 lives since it broke out in 2014 with casualties on both sides.

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