In Russia there is a new law that says "fake news" is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
You shouldn't blindly believe what the US says about Russia. However, when Russia is creating laws to shut up its own citizens and keep them from speaking out and saying anything they disagree with... well you might want to pay attention to that.
Russians have been protesting since the "invasion", yes invasion, started. Russia and Ukraine are like America and Canada. Many Russians have friends and family members that are Ukrainian. All you have to do us use just a fraction of logic. You want to believe Ukraine choose to attack RUSSIA?? You want to believe Ukraine is attacking its own citizens? WHY? This is not "Reasoning" at all. It is propaganda. No one here has any logical reason to believe that a weaker country would attack a stronger country, one that has nukes, or suddenly start killing their own people just to "frame Russia".
And this is the problem with a lot of conspiracy theories. They can be made to service an agenda. They often make NO SENSE. Even the belief that an agent has that we would believe this garbage is literally offensive to me because it's the same as saying he believes we're stupid. It is an insult to our intelligence and understanding of global politics and interests and even geography.
And this agent wants us to specifically listen to Russian news.
"look on the Russian news"
This is a 180 degree flip from any other day when, in order to support conspiracy theories, the agent has to say "not listen to the news". On no, but the Russian news has more journalistic integrity?
Putin rules Russia with fear so it was inevitable that if Russian news started reporting the truth Putin would crack down on it and make sure there was no "Free Press". The Russian news I listen to are Russian journalists who brave new regulations in order to speak out at great risk to themselves.
Before you judge the press, you have to understand the importance of a free press in society. The free press reports on tyranny. Without the free press, information can be unreliable because it can follow the biases of whoever is telling the story. When white people teach their children American history, they control the narrative in a way that creates more conservatives because they cast every other group as a problem that they had to overcome in their "quest for freedom".
Similarly Putin thought this invasion would be over quickly with little resistance. And he thought that he could control the narrative, but it backfired. People have the internet. People now have the means to share their experiences and that is what is winning this war for Ukraine.
It's no different from when black people are armed with cell phones and racist cops now have to think twice, think about who is around, and whether they're being recorded or not, because they can't control the narrative if there's a recording. Do you see? It is the same with Putin. He cannot control the narrative. And this new law will only backfire as well because people will see the lengths he's going to in order to hide the truth.
This war is being fought on the battlefield as well as in the court of public opinion. The right-wing fringe has long been supporters of Vladimir Putin because they see Russia as a white homeland type of state and a model of what they would like to have in the future, in America. They believe Putin ideologically agrees with them just like David Duke (KKK wizard) ideologically agreed with Donald Trump. It's all connected and at this point should be painfully obvious to those paying full attention.