17 February 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media
Reuters has set up a live feed from Maidan Square in Kyiv, Ukraine waiting for the attack from Russia! #UkraineCrisis #streaming #Kyiv #Reuters
Russians ridicule western media on ‘day of no invasion’
17 February 2022 | Andrew Roth | The Guardian
It isn’t just Russia lining up to attack western media. In Ukraine, where officials have complained about disruptive leaks and over-the-top reporting, the head of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People parliamentary faction said western “hysteria is now costing the country $2-3bn every month”.
“I think that when this phase ends in two-three weeks, we should have a retrospective analysis how the main mass media have begun to disseminate information even worse than Skabeeva and [Vladimir] Solovyov [another Russian TV host],” said David Arakhamia, naming outlets such as CNN, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. “We should study this because they are elements of hybrid warfare.”
The Reuters news agency set up a livestream of Kyiv’s Maidan Square, apparently to broadcast a potential attack. On Wednesday morning the feed showed light traffic on Khreshchatyk, the downtown main street, and the stop-and-go of cars at intersections. Street sounds blended into a calming white noise. More than 2,000 people were tuned in as a drone flew over the square carrying a Ukrainian flag.