Russian propagandist Vladimir Solovyov reposted a message from his colleague in which his bodyguard Maxim Donets was called the Ukrainian leader’s “double”. Realizing the mistake, he decided to delete the message, but to no avail – the screenshots managed to disperse on the Internet.
Russian propagandists in their Telegram channels today passed from hand to hand the news about the exposure of the “double of Zelensky”. That is what they called the President’s bodyguard Maxim Donets.
“Double, he has a double! Ahahaha, God, I didn’t even believe it at first! I even got to check on the official YouTube channel of the Ukrainian government. The double rides with Zelensky all the time, and sometimes instead of him. Zelensky “heroically traveled to Bakhmut and Kherson,” wrote one of the Russian bloggers.
He also noted that the media allegedly “had been hanging noodles on our ears all this time,” and also attached screenshots that “confirm the presence of Zelensky’s double.” According to the unlucky propagandist, the “double” is not even hiding and is with the president at all public events, including during a meeting with Biden.
Moreover, to reports that this is a bodyguard, and not a double, the propagandists answer brilliantly: “why is he then dressed like Zelensky”, and even call him a clone.
The Ukrainian Center for Combating Disinformation says that propagandists come up with such fakes because looking at Putin’s understudies, they themselves can no longer recognize the real one and prove its existence. And of course, they are counting on an internal audience in order to somehow divert attention from the deafening failure of “SVO”.
By the way, according to the information of the head of the GUR, Putin has cancer, so it is not known whether the real president is leading Russia now or his double.
Previously, a photo of Putin in high heels fueled a conspiracy theory about a doppelgänger.
EU analysts came to the conclusion that Moscow is using the media and Russian diplomatic departments for propaganda purposes. Most often, Russian agents are trying to achieve three goals: to distract the audience, to divert the blame of the Russian Federation from a war crime, to draw more attention to other topics.
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