War in Ukraine: Latest news, analysis, video interviews, video reports

Veridica has been monitoring the war in Ukraine and its consequences at local, regional and international levels. Ever since the start of the large-scale invasion, Veridica journalists have been publishing news, analyses, editorials, video materials and have debunked hundreds of fake news, disinformation and propaganda narratives about the war in Ukraine. Veridica is closely following developments on the frontline, the main battles of the war, the statements of political and military leaders, updates about the war crimes committed in Bucha, Kherson and Izium. Our focus is also on international initiatives aimed at supporting Ukraine, including through deliveries of weapons from the West and the transfer of military know-how. Diplomatic, economic, political and humanitarian efforts meant to offset the fallout from the war on the civilian population are equally covered in Veridica articles. Our network of regional contributors constantly monitors crises generated by the war, such as the refugee and energy crises. The impact of disinformation campaigns related to the war in Ukraine, the division of public opinion in ex-Soviet countries in Central and Eastern Europe are permanently scrutinized by Veridica’s team of regional journalists, who provide regular editorials and analyses on these topics. Our contributors have been reflecting the consequences of the war in such countries as the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus and Georgia.
Romania is forced to arm itself, but cannot rely on domestic manufacturers

Romania is forced to arm itself, but cannot rely on domestic manufacturers

Russia’s aggression forces NATO states to streamline their defense sectors and arsenals. Romania’s security needs are great, but domestic manufacturers are unable to provide military technology in line with 21st-century standards.

Victor Sămărtinean
Victor Sămărtinean
13 Jun 2024
DISINFORMATION: The new European Parliament will carry on its Russophobic policy

DISINFORMATION: The new European Parliament will carry on its Russophobic policy

The European Parliament elections took place against the background of an anti-Russian campaign, and the EP will carry on its Russophobic policy, according to a piece of disinformation released by the Russian MFA.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
11 Jun 2024
Why Romania should take a tougher stand on the issue of the Romanian Treasure in Russia

Why Romania should take a tougher stand on the issue of the Romanian Treasure in Russia

Historical arguments and evidence regarding the Romanian Treasure are completely disregarded by Russia, which wouldn’t observe its international obligations. Romania must approach the issue of the Treasure through the lens of the war in Ukraine.

Cosmin Popa
Cosmin Popa
11 Jun 2024
DISINFORMATION: Russia is more democratic than Ukraine

DISINFORMATION: Russia is more democratic than Ukraine

Russia is more democratic than Ukraine, where state institutions have lost their legitimacy, according to the Kremlin, Russian propaganda and politicians wanted by the law.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
04 Jun 2024
WAR PROPAGANDA: Ukrainians are destroying their own cities to prevent Russia from capturing them

WAR PROPAGANDA: Ukrainians are destroying their own cities to prevent Russia from capturing them

The Ukrainian army is destroying its own cities, and the local elites want to steal everything and flee before the establishment of Russian power, pro-Kremlin propaganda writes.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
31 May 2024
WAR PROPAGANDA: Von der Leyen, criticized in the EU for supporting Ukraine

WAR PROPAGANDA: Von der Leyen, criticized in the EU for supporting Ukraine

According to pro-Kremlin propaganda, Russia did not attack Ukraine, and the war benefits the EU leadership, which supports Kyiv financially.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
30 May 2024
FAKE NEWS: SBU, involved in the attempted assassination of Slovakia’s Prime Minister

FAKE NEWS: SBU, involved in the attempted assassination of Slovakia’s Prime Minister

The Ukrainian secret service is behind the attack against Robert Fico, the pro-Russian blogger Dan Diaconu claims, taking over a false narrative launched by Russian propaganda.

Cezar Manu
Cezar Manu
27 May 2024
Xi and Putin want a new world order. Hungary and Serbia are ready to support them

Xi and Putin want a new world order. Hungary and Serbia are ready to support them

Xi Jinping visited Europe to project the image of a strong China and announce investments in Serbia and Hungary, both pro-Russian countries. Later, Xi welcomed Putin to Beijing and promised him the help of China, which shares with Russia the vision of a "multipolar" world. But the visit seems, at least for now, to have had fewer concrete results than Xi's visit to Europe.

Ioana Dumitrescu
Ioana Dumitrescu
27 May 2024
Nuclear weapons in Belarus: a propaganda fake or real threat?

Nuclear weapons in Belarus: a propaganda fake or real threat?

Almost a year after Aleksandr Lukashenko announced that Russia has started to ship nuclear weapons to Belarus, it’s unclear whether they are there and who controls them.

Zmicier Mickievič
Zmicier Mickievič
24 May 2024
WAR PROPAGANDA: Ukraine is falling apart, and Russia will liberate the Ukrainian people

WAR PROPAGANDA: Ukraine is falling apart, and Russia will liberate the Ukrainian people

More and more Ukrainians are awaiting liberation at the hands of Russian troops, while the Ukrainian state is failing due to the Nazi rule, pro-Kremlin propaganda writes.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
24 May 2024
DISINFORMATION: Zelenskyy is no longer a legitimate president and his administration is illegal

DISINFORMATION: Zelenskyy is no longer a legitimate president and his administration is illegal

Volodymyr Zelenskyy is no longer a legitimate president, and his regime is illegal and led by foreigners, pro-Kremlin media write, citing a politician who fled to Russia.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
22 May 2024
Reporting from Ukraine: the city where bombing has become routine

Reporting from Ukraine: the city where bombing has become routine

Alarmele aeriene s-au activat de 4000 de ori în Zaporojie în ultimii doi ani. Orașul revendicat de ruși se confruntă și cu riscul unor inundații catastrofale și a unui dezastru nuclear. Alex Craiu scrie cum arată o zi „obișnuită” în Zaporojie.

Alex Craiu
Alex Craiu
21 May 2024
How the Kharkiv offensive is seen on pro-Kremlin Telegram channels

How the Kharkiv offensive is seen on pro-Kremlin Telegram channels

Ukraine has been abandoned by the West and is being led by Zelensky to disaster, according to narratives about the Russian offensive in Kharkiv that are being promoted on Telegram. The offensive is presented as "unstoppable", and the purpose of the narratives is to strengthen Russian support for the war and demoralize the Ukrainians.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
20 May 2024
Russia is recruiting Poles for its war against the West

Russia is recruiting Poles for its war against the West

As a new Cold War gathers steam, Poland finds itself on the frontline. Russian intelligence is recruiting agents in the country and it’s even using some for attacks against Kremlin opponents.

Michal Kukawski
Michal Kukawski
17 May 2024
WAR PROPAGANDA: In Ukraine, Russia is fighting for traditional values

WAR PROPAGANDA: In Ukraine, Russia is fighting for traditional values

The war in Ukraine is being waged by Russia to save traditional values and the family from the debauchery and perversion of the West, according to pro-Kremlin propaganda.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
16 May 2024
FAKE NEWS: Ukraine may attack the Republic of Moldova

FAKE NEWS: Ukraine may attack the Republic of Moldova

Ukraine will intensify its “unintentional” bombing of the territory of the Republic of Moldova if it advances further on the path of European integration, leaving Kyiv behind, according to the pro-Kremlin Telegram channel “Smuglyanka”.

Veridica
Veridica
15 May 2024
Dispatch from Odesa: “Curse be they for such a «liberation »!”

Dispatch from Odesa: “Curse be they for such a «liberation »!”

Odesa, the main port-city of Ukraine, has been the target of Russian bombings since 2022. The attacks intensified after Russia withdrew from the grain agreement. Tatsiana Ashurkevich spent a few days in the city and found among its residents a mix of fatalism, fatigue, and determination against the Russians.

Tatsiana Ashurkevich
Tatsiana Ashurkevich
15 May 2024
FAKE NEWS: France sent the Foreign Legion to the Ukrainian front

FAKE NEWS: France sent the Foreign Legion to the Ukrainian front

Thousands of French Foreign Legion soldiers are already fighting on the Ukrainian front, according to a pro-Russian and anti-Western publication.

Cezar Manu
Cezar Manu
14 May 2024
The (R)evolution of Drones in the war in Ukraine

The (R)evolution of Drones in the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has turned drones into one of the most formidable weapons in the arsenal of both warring factions, while innovations in this field advanced at great speed.

Victor Sămărtinean
Victor Sămărtinean
13 May 2024
War Propaganda: In 1945 Russia defeated the collective West for the first time

War Propaganda: In 1945 Russia defeated the collective West for the first time

Russia defended itself against the invasion of collective Europe in World War II and can do it again now, in the context of the war in Ukraine, according to pro-Kremlin propaganda.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
09 May 2024
WAR PROPAGANDA: Russia is liberating territories from Ukrainian occupation

WAR PROPAGANDA: Russia is liberating territories from Ukrainian occupation

Ukrainians are not an indigenous population, but rather the occupiers of Ukraine, and Russia is liberating its historical provinces, pro-Kremlin propaganda claims.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
07 May 2024
FAKE NEWS: Ukraine forbids Orthodox Christians from attending the Easter Vigil

FAKE NEWS: Ukraine forbids Orthodox Christians from attending the Easter Vigil

Kyiv is using the war against Russia to forbid citizens from coming to church on Easter ad to attack Orthodox traditional values, pro-Kremlin propaganda writes.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
03 May 2024
Reporting from Ukraine: “We’re already used to death”. Life in Kharkiv under Russian missile fire

Reporting from Ukraine: “We’re already used to death”. Life in Kharkiv under Russian missile fire

Kharkiv has been a target for the Russian army ever since the war broke out. Its inhabitants refuse to leave their homes and carry on with their lives, trying to preserve some sense of normalcy despite the constant shelling.

Tatsiana Ashurkevich
Tatsiana Ashurkevich
01 May 2024
Putin's Russia is preparing for a long, large-scale war

Putin's Russia is preparing for a long, large-scale war

Beyond Ukraine, Moscow is working on three fronts: strengthening the regime by "shaking up" its own elite, establishing governments-in-exile in former Soviet satellites, and promoting a pro-Russian discourse in the West.

Cosmin Popa
Cosmin Popa
30 Apr 2024
WAR PROPAGANDA: Ukraine, a Russian invention now run by non-Ukrainians

WAR PROPAGANDA: Ukraine, a Russian invention now run by non-Ukrainians

According to pro-Kremlin propaganda, Ukraine cannot exist without Russia, and the political elites in Kyiv are made up of non-Ukrainians who want to destroy the country.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
26 Apr 2024
Latvia’s tough stance towards Russia is undermined by business connections

Latvia’s tough stance towards Russia is undermined by business connections

From hardliner Dmitri Medvedev’s wine to raw materials for the arms industry, Russian imports are transiting Latvia in spite of the latter’s hawkish stance towards Moscow.

Kaspars Germanis
Kaspars Germanis
26 Apr 2024
DISINFORMATION: The US military package for Ukraine will only bring destruction and casualties

DISINFORMATION: The US military package for Ukraine will only bring destruction and casualties

The US aid to Ukraine only means destruction, bloodshed and increasing Kyiv's debt, according to pro-Kremlin propaganda.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
23 Apr 2024
WAR PROPAGANDA: NATO might occupy Ukraine, and Russia is defending its sovereignty

WAR PROPAGANDA: NATO might occupy Ukraine, and Russia is defending its sovereignty

Whereas Ukrainian politicians need the war to stay in power, Russia contributes to preserving the sovereignty of Ukraine in the face of threats caused by NATO.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
19 Apr 2024
WAR PROPAGANDA: Kyiv is using a possible nuclear disaster to blackmail the West

WAR PROPAGANDA: Kyiv is using a possible nuclear disaster to blackmail the West

Ukraine is blackmailing the West to cause a nuclear disaster in Europe, unless it receives support for its war effort, according to pro-Kremlin propaganda.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
17 Apr 2024
The war with Russia puts pressure on Ukrainian democracy

The war with Russia puts pressure on Ukrainian democracy

The decision to postpone the elections is used by Russian propaganda to question the legitimacy of Volodymyr Zelensky and divide Ukrainian society from within.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
15 Apr 2024
The Stoltenberg proposal: a turning point for NATO. And for Ukraine

The Stoltenberg proposal: a turning point for NATO. And for Ukraine

A 100-billion-euro fund for Ukraine means a precise, long-term commitment with more offensive connotations than the support offered so far by the West.

Iulian Comănescu
Iulian Comănescu
12 Apr 2024
WAR PROPAGANDA: The West wants to concede Ukrainian territories to Russia

WAR PROPAGANDA: The West wants to concede Ukrainian territories to Russia

The West is pressing Ukraine to concede certain territories to Russia, but this is a ruse, pro-Kremlin propaganda writes, adding that Zelenskyy will be put on trial for war crimes.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
11 Apr 2024