“‘The Russians are not hitting us!’ Mr. Katerynyn barked. ‘Ukraine is shelling us!'” But that was next to impossible: There were no Russian soldiers for the Ukrainians to shell in the eastern city of Lysychansk, and it was clear that the projectiles had come from the direction of Sievierodonetsk, a neighboring city, much of which has been seized by Russian forces. The fact that Mr. Katerynyn believed this, and that his neighbors nodded in agreement as he careened through his neighborhood condemning their country, was a telling sign: The Russians clearly already had a foothold here — a psychological one.” From the beginning, one of the key weapons in this war has been media. NYT (Gift Article): Russians Breached This City, Not With Troops, but Propaganda.

+ “In occupied Ukraine, people’s internet is being routed to Russia—and subjected to its powerful censorship and surveillance machine.” Wired: Russia Is Taking Over Ukraine’s Internet.