The vast majority of the Ukrainian media is funded by either NGOs, foreign Governments or George Soros himself. This is done largely through the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center (UCMC) or UAcrisis.org, along with other proxies. Yet another Hyphen-Report exclusive brings you the real power players promoting pushing Iraq WMD tier myths and fake propaganda.
George Soros and The Ukrainian Crisis Media Center
The “Ukrainian Crisis Media Center”, is an NGO front group that western media are being told to cite as a “reputable” source. Unsurprisingly, UCMC is entirely funded by George Soros, Foreign government or NGOs linked to State departments. On a December 9th 2021 livstream, UCMC hosted Maksym Butkevych. Butkevych who co-ordinates “Without Borders”, a NGO with a self evident name, advocating open border policy. One of the founders of the UCMC, Lena Lovoba also help found “Open Europe” a project to add biometric passports and more open borders.
UCMC, a “trustworthy” source has been caught pushing NATO lies about Russian shells hitting a radioactive deposit in Chernobyl. Hilariously, they accused Russia of “seeking to carry out large-scale environmental disasters“. UCMC later went onto mirror Iraq war era WMD talking points, spouting “The whole world is in front of huge ecological threat because of Russian invasion to Ukraine“. Additionally begging to “stop the second Chernobyl”. This is clearly attempt by Ukrainian Intelligence and George Soros to provoke the West into “intervening” to stop Russia from causing a nuclear catastrophe.
Despite their Western media street cred, UCMC is the recipient of countless amounts of money from organizations linked to George Soros. One of the main donors of the UCMC is the suspiciously named “Media Diversity Institute”(MDI). Although this is done through the CIA front Open Information Partnership (OIP). OIP listed known CIA front Bellingcat on their site, but have since removed announcement of their “partnership”. MDI is a “project” mentioned in a 2010 Open Society Foundation report regarding funding and the success of George Soros linked projects.
Another UCMC funder is The German Marshall Fund, who in a 2017 report got at least 100k directly from the Open Society Foundation. This 1995 piece from Wired even brags about the fact that another funder Internews is “Soros backed”. The rest of Internews funding comes from the US government, according to it’s Marxist founder David Hoffman. Another NGO, Chemonics, is listed in a 2001 report for helping to give “consultation” to Open Foundation Society’s Armenian branch. Yet another larger donor is the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEP). The ECEP was founded in coordinated with the George Soros funded Estonian School of Diplomacy. The ECEP also receives funding from EUAM, who works with the proudly Soros funded Open Dialog Foundation.
Soros also is pouring his money in via the The International Renaissance Foundation(IRF). The IRF is an Open Society Foundation front based in Kiev. The IRF in 1994 got 12 million from George Soros, in it’s 2017 annual report it’s budget was 300k. Going through the IRF’s press releases, it brags about creating TV shows, funding fact checkers, and report exclusively on Russian war crimes. In total, the IRF has given at minimum 200m to fund Ukrainian media and is the single biggest international donor in Ukraine.
CIA Front after CIA Front
One organization without apparent George Soros backing is the Canadian Temerty Foundation. Despite not having a website with the millions it gets, it still has room to fund the UCMC. The Temerty Foundation was founded by James Temerty, a Canadian-Jewish billionaire born in Donbass. Oddly however, the Temerty Foundation got practically zero funding up until the recent provocation. Out of nowhere in 2020, nearly 400 million dollars rolled in, signaling the Temerty Foundation to be a western intelligence front. Canada of all Western allies has taken the most involvement in Ukraine, training countless soldiers including Azov.
Another CIA front funding UCMC is Institute of Statecraft (IoS). IoS is an NGO set up by two former soldiers who worked for NATO. The institutes express purpose it to “combat Russian disinformation”. Notably, during 2018 in tandem with a quarantined effort from Israeli groups, IoS also attacked Jeremy Corbyn. The largest funders of IoS include the US state department, Facebook and the British Government. Obviously as the war in Ukraine highly involves Europe and America, of course they’d need to be invested.
Western Democracies Love The Azov Battalion
Outside of that, there’s the USAID, Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of the United States in Kiev, and the National Endowment for Democracy. NATO, The Canadian Government and The German Foreign Ministry all invest heavily in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. This shows that despite appearances put on by European powers, there’s unilateral Western support for Ukraine against Russia.
Although Azov Battalion has their hardened, “neonazi” image, they received constant praise from the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. Notably, in 2018 the UCMC supported Azov Battalion patrolling the streets of Kiev and effectively enacting martial law. If you search for “Azov Battalion” on their site, only puff pieces from several years ago pop up. Since negative press has built up about Azov in the West during in past years, their gaze has shifted to positively covering the Ukrainian army.
People often say, “doesn’t Soros fund every country’s media?” and that’s true, but almost 100% of Ukraine’s media is funded by Soros or the US/NATO. This is not being reactionary anti-American or NATO, this is calling it as it is. If it smells like a gayop, sounds like a gayop and is pushed by George Soros backed sources, it’s more than likely a gayop. Be critical of any pro-Ukrainian sources you see, as even many on telegram are either Azov or shill for the CIA. Do you fight for Soros, or your brethren?