I am writing about one such campaign, but it’s
by no means exclusive. It demonstrates the technology of how anyone
can be accused of anything and attempt to legalize these lies through
the media space in the country.
The campaign in question was primarily started
against the Renaissance Foundation of George Soros, the billionaire
hilanthropist, as well as other non-government organizations who
cooperate with the opposition, as well as individual civic activists.
The point of the campaign is to once again accuse the civic
organizations and foreign foundations in assisting the opposition and
One spring morning, a little-known Internet
site was created, it seems, especially to criticize anyone who
stepped on the toes of the authorities. It printed a story called
“Why Grants Do Not Move Ukraine Closer to EU.” Among other
things, this story expressed doubts that certain civic organizations
made proper use of their grants, and named the alleged culprits –
members of parliament Hryhoriy Nemyria, Andriy Shevchenko and Mykola
Tomenko of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party, as well as my name as
the director of Institute of Mass Information.