To be honest, I had no doubt that the report on the destruction of two Ukrainian Il-76TDs would get hypertrophied coverage in hybrid media. There had just been too many signs of pre-prepared informational sabotage. And the fact that the spin was launched through "Diana Mihailova", a Ukrainophobic blog on LivaJournal, under the auspices of GRU-affiliated curators, with some support for low-grade news outlets, did not cancel more substantial support on the part of Federal media, which came on Sunday.
Now, it's not only some micro-level blogger and "controlled" sites, but also such major media outlets as the Federal News Agency, RIA Novosti, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and others are reporting on the incident and a certain "Ukrainian trace" in arms supplies to Libya.( Collapse )