Spot the differences

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This week we show you two examples of propaganda from governments. Remember - propaganda is information given to people to influence their opinions.

One piece of propaganda is from President Zelensky of Ukraine - this is information based on facts:

Ukraine propaganda example


The other is from President Putin of Russia - this is information based on lies and misunderstandings.

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Your challenge:

Read the two pieces of propaganda above.

  1. What is different about the two examples?
  2. What is similar about them?

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  • Start your answer with "I think the differences are..." and "I think the similarities are..."
  • Try to support your answer with evidence from the propaganda
  • If you're stuck, just try to think of one difference/similarity
  • All comments must be in your own words!

Comments (145)

  • Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are that Ukraine is trying to protect there loyal country and Russia started the war but only to protect there country.I think the similaritie

    1. British Council.jpg placid_guitar | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      sympathetic_swan's comment 09 Mar 2022

      I think that the similarity is that each of the two presidents is working hard to defend their state. I think the difference is that one of them is an oppressor and the other is oppressed. Everyone knows that whoever initiates the invasion and destroys the peace and security of another state is an oppressor. Isn't it good to support our Ukrainian brothers? But there is a question that has crossed my mind and I want to know the answer to it, why did the Russian forces enter the Ukrainian territory?

      1. British Council.jpg majestic_pear | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        placid_guitar's comment 14 Mar 2022

        Of course, we know that Ukraine was aiming to join NATO, but because Ukraine knows that America is in NATO and considers America to be Russia’s number one enemy, how can a neighboring country put the weapons of its neighbor’s enemies on its borders with itRussia carried out this attack in response to this decision

    2. Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
      sympathetic_swan's comment 10 Mar 2022

      You are correct but you need to explain the similarities it doesn't make sense.

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think that the similarity between the two parties is (protecting their people and their lives..!)
    When the President of Ukraine said (The people of Ukraine and the government of Ukraine want peace)
    And when the President of Russia said (It will only attack to "protect" Russia.)

    And I noticed the pain of difference in terms of "the people's interest"
    But I think that Russia is right because Ukraine made a bad decision to “enter NATO” because at first we consider that Ukraine was part of Russia and that Russia loves Ukraine very much and wants its interest, but the President of Ukraine made a hasty decision, believing that he would become more of his people. Security and independence upon entering the "NATO Union" ..!
    But if we look from the other side, we will find that America is the cause of the war!
    She is the one who subjugated Ukraine to Russia!!

    I do not study, dear reader. Perhaps none of you will agree with me regarding “Russia loves Ukraine”, but this is the truth that I realized when I reviewed the ancient history of Russia!!

    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet @ Topical Talk
      independent_technology's comment 09 Mar 2022

      Thank you for joining the discussion but some of this information is false. Ukraine is not a member of NATO. How does this change your mind?

      There is misleading information out there. How could you make sure the information you are sharing is correct?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    The similarities between both propaganda is that they both mention the word protect and is centered around protecting people. For Russia the aim is to supposedly go in to free Ukraine from a bad government and protect Russia while Ukraine's aim in the propaganda is to promote the idea of protecting people and freedom. The main difference between two is how they potray the conflict. Ukraine portrays it as a big fight that they need to fight for their freedom while Russia just calls it a special operation, downplaying the situation. The difference between the two is their aims, Ukraines is to try and get people to take up arms and fight. While Russia is making excuses for their invasion and trying to get the Russian people to think these same reasons.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      imaginative_panther's comment 09 Mar 2022

      Thank you, imaginative_panther. How would Russia sending armed forces into the Ukraine protect Russia? For example Russia has nuclear weapons, but Ukraine does not.
      Also, they are using different words: Ukraine is referring to Russian "invaders" and Russia is calling the attack a "special operation". Why do you think that is?

      1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
        James @ KPMG's comment 23 Mar 2022

        For both of your questions Russia is using both protecting Russia and calling it a special operation to downplay the situation and make it look like they're in the right. This also means by making themselves look better they can have more support from the people and other countries. Both are a form of propaganda to justify Putin's actions and stop the people from protesting. Meanwhile, in Ukraine they are seeing the reality of things and not falling for Russian propaganda as they are living in the situation. By Ukraine calling them invaders they are trying to bring the true situation to light while Russia is trying to hide it.

  • British Council.jpg sincere_spring | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities are both countries are trying to protect and defend themselves and I think the difference is Russia's propaganda is more of an accusation and a reason for their action while Ukraine's propaganda is more of a warning and a demand.
    In Russia's propaganda, they accused Ukraine of bad governance and that is why they started an operation to protect Russia. On the other hand, Ukraine is demanding for peace. But if they do not get what they demand(peace), then they will defend themselves.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg lively_seahorse | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities are that both sides have both very strong and clear messages about how they are wanting to protect their countries however one main difference that sticks out to me is that Ukraine focus more on wanting to bring their country together in this time of uncertainty and horror. Russia are focused purely on wanting to invade Ukraine but focus primarily on protecting russia as a whole which is clear through the difference of both propaganda posters.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_elderberry | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are that Russia is saying that the Ukrainian government is unfit for power and deserves the attack but Ukraine has been saying that Russia attacked unprovoked. I think the similarities are that both pieces of propaganda is saying that the other is a threat to their own peaceful stance. I believe that Ukraine is right in saying that they were unjustly attacked as we have seen no evidence of an invasion by Ukraine and Russian governments have been known to spread false news and lies throughout its population. However, full data and statistics are not readily available and I believe it is hard to judge right and wrong from across the world.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg fiery_reality | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    The differences are that the Ukrainian government has said that the attack from Russia was unjustified, however, Russia is saying that Ukraines government are controlling and Ukraine is a threat to Russia and the people who are living in Ukraine. I think that the similarities in the propaganda is that both countries are saying that the other is a threat to their people.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    09 Mar 2022

    Well, from my observations, I think the differences are:
    1. In Russia's propaganda, they refer to their Ukrainian government as "bad" and they claim to have gone on a special operation to "free" people. This means they are trying to spread false information about Ukraine by inferring that their government is bad and that people are in bondage and in need of rescuing there. While in Ukraine's propaganda, they do not try to demean the Russian government but instead shows bravery and courage through their words to gain support from the public.
    2. Russia's propaganda is based on false events as Russia did not go to free people from Ukraine as stated above and on the other side of the coin, Ukraine's propaganda is factual as they are rooting for peace and will only attack when the survival of their country is threatened.
    3. The Russian propaganda is trying to gain support from their people by lying and painting a bad picture of Ukraine while the Ukrainian government is trying to gain support from their people by attempting to build their morale and their courage to defend themselves from attacks. This is seen when it is written that" Our brave president continues fighting against Russian invaders". They both are trying to gain support but Ukraine is attempting that through positive means while Russia is attempting that through negative means.

    I think the similarities are:
    1. In both propagandas, the two countries have been biased against women and have not represented them in any way, whether through symbols or images.
    2. Both propaganda are signifying war as in Ukraine's propaganda, the president is putting on army gear and in Russia's propaganda, we can see soldiers in an army tank with the Russian flag on it.
    3. In both propagandas, the two countries try to portray their country in good light and portray themselves as the victims in the dispute to gain favour from the public.

    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet @ Topical Talk
      constructive_moth's comment 09 Mar 2022

      This is a very clear argument and you've demonstrated problem-solving listening skills, well done.

  • British Council.jpg sceptical_crow | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the difference between the Ukrainian and Russian propaganda scripts is that Russian propaganda not only influenced the opinion of its people, but also tried to influence the opinion of the Ukrainian people by making them feel under bad government. And they want to free them from this government.
    I think the similarities between the two propaganda texts are that both sides agreed on the reason for waging this war which is to protect and defend their own people, and that they both did not want this war and that they seek peace and that war was imposed on them.
    I agree that propaganda plays a big role in influencing people's opinions, and that propagandists broadcast what they want to their people and hide the real facts and reasons for their practices, and this is what the Russian and Ukrainian governments are doing in concealing the real reasons for waging this war.🍁

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      sceptical_crow's comment 09 Mar 2022

      Well done, sceptical_crow. The things that are not broadcast can be as important - or more important - than what it broadcast. For example, I doubt that either side is telling it's own people extensively about the deaths of their side's soldiers.
      You say that Russia is trying to convince Ukrainians of the Russian reasons for attacking: what do you think about its effectiveness in Ukraine?

      1. British Council.jpg sceptical_crow | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        James @ KPMG's comment 10 Mar 2022

        I do not support wars in general and I always like that things be resolved through negotiations and in a peaceful manner because wars always lead to many casualties and material and human losses and the displacement of the people of these countries and this is what is happening now in Ukraine.🦋🦋

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg joyful_chocolate | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    i think the differences are that one is based on true facts and the other on lies and misunderstandings but i think the similarities are that they are both willing to fight just to protect their country

  • British Council.jpg sceptical_crow | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    In the end, I wish peace to all the world.🕊️

  • HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (6).jpg perceptive_goat | Gunnersbury Catholic School | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the differences in the pieces of propaganda is as it meant to be seen by different people. The Russian piece of propaganda is meant to be seen by the Russian population, so they can believe the invasion was just, to keep morale high and keep Russian citizens on his side. I think the similarities are that both pieces of propaganda explain to the people why they are fighting, and both explain how the enemy is wrong and corrupt.

  • British Council.jpg nice_coconut | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think both Ukraine people and Russian people love their own country...and every side wants to protect his own land -as it is a strong right- to keep all away from danger

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      nice_coconut's comment 09 Mar 2022

      What do you think the differences in the propaganda are?
      Also, you refer to both nationality and land. They are different, as there are Russians who live in Ukraine and Ukrainians who live in Russia. How does this change the situation, and the effect of the propaganda?

    2. British Council.jpg dynamic_power | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      nice_coconut's comment 09 Mar 2022

      No one in the world does not love their country

  • British Council.jpg artistic_context | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think both propaganda scripts try to make their people victims and they try to protect themseves against the oher side .Both of them want to stop the war without losing anything .
    The evidence s of my thought from the propagandas are "It will only attack to protect Russia."(Russian propaganda) and "We will defend ourseves ."( Ukraine propaghanda)

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      artistic_context's comment 09 Mar 2022

      Thank you, artistic_context. What do you think the differences are?

  • British Council.jpg inventive_significance | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    _of the differences between the two propaganda:
    Ukraine wants peace and is trying to create a better life for the Ukrainian people, but Russia wants to fight hard as a fierce bear that preys on Ukraine and is trying to get rid of it. that was between the two countries.
    One of the similarities between two propaganda is self-defense. Of course, in any war, the two sides will be resisting and defending themselves.
    Mr. Zelensky wants peace, but if the bombing and killing continues, they will defend themselves and their country, as well as Mr. Putin will defend his country by fighting.
    Of course, we hope that peace will prevail between Russia and Ukraine.

  • British Council.jpg powerful_fig | Jabalia Prep Boys B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are the Ukrainian president is using the civilian language when he talks about the people who are going to get affected in this unfair war. As a result, he is taking a defensive stance by not using the language of attack. However, the Russian president is insisting on the attack language by which he wants to show that they are the upper hand which is capable of inflicting damage on the other side if they think of causing harm to Russia.
    I think the similarities are the two messages are directed to the people of Ukraine and Russia to convince each side of the consequences each one may suffer as the war rages.

  • British Council.jpg openminded_piccolo | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are that the Russian President wants to protect his people by force not caring about what will happen to Ukraine and the Ukrainian president wants peace ,if Mr.Putin had brought a deal Mr.Zelensky would have agreed but Mr.Putin did it by force. And I think the similarities are that every president wants to protect his citizens.

    1. avatar.jpg Olga @ KPMG
      openminded_piccolo's comment 11 Mar 2022

      Thanks for your comment, openminded_piccolo. Why do you think that Mr Zelensky would have agreed if Mr Putin had proposed a deal? What could have happened if Mr Putin had brought a deal with proposals that would have negative consequences for Ukraine?

      1. British Council.jpg openminded_piccolo | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
        Olga @ KPMG's comment 26 Mar 2022

        Mr. Zelensky would have agreed to the proposal because everyone knows Russia as a country good at war they have great weapons ,and the weapons they've got Ukraine don't have those weapons so Mr.Zelensky would have agreed. And this is the one reason why Ukraine is not firing at Russia.

  • British Council.jpg kind_solution | Prempeh College Experimental Basic B | Ghana
    09 Mar 2022

    As a leader always be influenced by the truth but not by lies that people saying about other countries if the is always war then what kind of leader are you when there's war in your country you the leader must bring peace in your country as the leader of your if there is a lie about you so that can help bring the truth

  • British Council.jpg kind_solution | Prempeh College Experimental Basic B | Ghana
    09 Mar 2022

    And to protect your country and not only your country but other countries as well so can help you if there is a problem

  • British Council.jpg kind_solution | Prempeh College Experimental Basic B | Ghana
    09 Mar 2022

    There can get some solutions to it

  • British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the difference is 1- The president of Ukraine will continue to fight and the fighting against the Russians will not stop, and that Russian soldiers will operate a special operation in Ukraine and work to liberate people from the Ukrainian government. For their country and 2 and that if they are subjected to an attempt, they will strive to defend their country and the freedom of their Russian and Ukrainian children, both of whom are defending their country.

  • British Council.jpg helpful_flower | Duheusheh Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I haven't heard much, but I do know some information
    It was Russia that started the war because it wanted its country to become bigger and wider, and the Russians took control of strategic and vital sites in the Crimea
    After that, Russia annexed Crimea under its sovereignty
    It annexed it and they voted Crimea in favor of Russia's accession.
    Date: February 27, 2014 (so far)
    Location: Crimea (Peninsula), Ukraine.
    Situation: Russia's troops robbed and took control of the Crimean peninsula.
    And thanks for reading.

  • Cheam Fields logo articulate_rock | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    I have observed what has been said and I think a similiarality is the fact that they both say they are protecting their country, however, I believe that the Ukraine troops are protecting their country, but I think the Russian troops are actually invading Ukraine and are not actually trying to protect Russia. I think that the Russians are showing propaganda because my dad had turned the news on and I was a reporter interviewing a Russian woman and she had said that Presedent Putin was telling them that they were only defending their country.
    A difference is the fact that even though they both mentioned the government, that Ukrainian gobernment is trying to help Ukraine and encourage it's inhabitants, however, the Russians are trying to 'free' the Ukrainians from the 'bad' government which is not true as the government is trying to help it's citizens.

  • British Council.jpg creative_seahorse | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities:
    both are trying to protect their people and their state in any way possible, as Zelensky said in his propaganda, "But if it comes under attack, if we face an attempt to tack away our country, our freedom, our lives, and the lives of Our children, we will defend ourselves," said Putin, "Russian soldiers started a special operations in Ukraine to protect Russia."
    I think the differences are:
    1- The ways in which they are trying to protect their people. If we look at Zelensky's propaganda, we will find that the method he made clear that he will use is defense. He said, "We will defend," as it appears from his words that he is not the one who will take the first step in this war. As for Putin, he used the opposite method (the best means of defense is attack). He said, “It will only attack to protect Russia.”
    2- The situation: From what each of the two presidents wrote, it seemed to me at first glance that Russia has a strong position, while Ukraine seemed to ( In my view) a bit weak. It is unfortunate that two countries that were like brothers ended in a fierce war

  • British Council.jpg reflective_fruit | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are:
    The Ukranian President looks like a peaceful man who cares more about his country. He said, 'Ukraine want peace'. However, the Russian President threats the other part and assumes their government is awful. He said, 'free people from their bad Ukranian government.'. He acts as if he was the saviour of Ukranians. He is an attacker and a warrior but Zelensky is a defender.
    Both presidents are the same in leading their people to misery. No one is winner in wars. All are losers. Citizens lose their mental and psychological health. Wars may get over one day but their effects on humanity remain. Stop wars, be brothers, together you can.

  • British Council.jpg respectful_tennis | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the difference are:
    Ukraine their information is based on facts. They don't try to demean the Russian but instead shows bravery and courage through their world's to gain support from their people. The Ukraine are only fighting for peace and will only attack when the pupils of their country is threatened. While, Russian their information is based on lies and misunderstanding. The Russian propaganda is lying to their people to gain support and saying bad thing about Ukraine and claim to have gone to free the people. And also try to spread false information that their government is bad. and I think the similarities are:
    In both propagandas, the two countries are trying to protect themselves against the other side.

  • British Council.jpg balanced_dolphin | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    differences are:
    1. The Russian propaganda is trying to tarnish the image of the Ukrainian government by claiming that they are trying to free people from the bad Ukrainian government. Suppose what the Russian government says is true. Do we kill innocent people, destroy buildings and spread terror in the hearts to solve a problem like this??
    Certainly not, there are many solutions that can be done ... and therefore everything Russia says is nothing but (lies) and attempts to win the Ukrainian people to its side
    2. The Ukrainian propaganda does not try to spread lies or distort Russia's image in front of the people, it only tells that if it is subjected to any aggression or attack, it will defend itself. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 3314 of 1974 stipulated the right of peoples under occupation to defend about itself.
    The similarities are:
    1. Both countries' attempts to appear as victims and defend themselves
    2. The role of individuals was not clarified in both advertisements. For example, the extent to which men support their families and sympathize with their children was not shown. The role of women during these conflicts was not highlighted.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      balanced_dolphin's comment 10 Mar 2022

      Thank you balanced_dolphin, for your detailed answer. You were also very well informed in mentioning The United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 3314 of 1974.

  • British Council.jpg kind_solution | Prempeh College Experimental Basic B | Ghana
    09 Mar 2022

    1. In Russia's propaganda, they refer to their Ukrainian government as "bad" and they claim to have gone on a special operation to "free" people. This means they are trying to spread false information about Ukraine by inferring that their government is bad and that people are in bondage and in need of rescuing there. While in Ukraine's propaganda, they do not try to demean the Russian government but instead shows bravery and courage through their words to gain support from the public.
    2. Russia's propaganda is based on false events as Russia did not go to free people from Ukraine as stated above and on the other side of the coin, Ukraine's propaganda is factual as they are rooting for peace and will only attack when the survival of their country is threatened.
    3. The Russian propaganda is trying to gain support from their people by lying and painting a bad picture of Ukraine while the Ukrainian government is trying to gain support from their people by attempting to build their morale and their courage to defend themselves from attacks. This is seen when it is written that" Our brave president continues fighting against Russian invaders". They both are trying to gain support but Ukraine is attempting that through positive means while Russia is attempting that through negative means.
    Or the Russia government can be thinking that they are powerful than other because of the weapon they're using

  • British Council.jpg sensible_strategy | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think that the differences between the two propaganda that they give us their point of view about the war they did, and l ask myself If they are right or not and what should I agree with ?
    because It's a war and all of us know the disaster, the pain the crises and the suffering that war leave in people besides I think that there is some thing that we don't know and the politicians didn't want to clear it for us , so we must believe in peace cause it's the solution for all countries.
    In the other side the similarities between both propaganda that both of them said they wanted to protect their people they both say the same sentence , finally we hope peace for all.

  • British Council.jpg sensible_strategy | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think that the differences between the two propaganda that they give us their point of view about the war they did, and l ask myself If they are right or not and what should I agree with ?
    because It's a war and all of us know the disaster, the pain the crises and the suffering that war leave in people besides I think that there is some thing that we don't know and the politicians didn't want to clear it for us , so we must believe in peace cause it's the solution for all countries.
    In the other side the similarities between both propaganda that both of them said they wanted to protect their people they both say the same sentence , finally we hope peace for all.

  • British Council.jpg dynamic_power | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    09 Mar 2022

    I think the diffences are the people of Ukrania under attack,and they will defend himselves for freedom and children. But the Russian want to protect Russia and Russian interests.
    And I think the similarities are both will lose a lot of lives and money.

  • Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    Well from my thoughts, I think
    1.In Russia's propaganda they suggest that the Ukraine president is bad and they say that he is freeing everyone from the bad president. When they talk about this, it means they are trying to show fake information about Ukraine and are trying to be innocent.They are saying that Ukraine's goverment is bad.
    2.In the propaganda we have just seen they are showing us some false things about Ukraine and there trying to be the good guys.Ukraine's propganda is The people of Ukraine and the goverment of Ukraine just want to stay out of harm and stay in peace.If they get under attacked they will defend our homes, citizens, children, lives and our freedom.
    3. On the other hand, Russia is trying to gain trust and support by being as sly as a fox. Ukraine is trying to gain support and trust by pushing there peoples hope and dreams all the way to the top and they just want peace.They are both trying to get trust but one uses positive fuel and one uses negative fuel.Who will win

  • British Council.jpg champion_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    When I listened to the videos and read the photos, I thought the difference was: Russia may have been hasty and erred about the "bad" Ukrainian government. They also announced news that might be bad for the rescue of a free people, and spread propaganda and a lie against the Ukrainian government, perhaps because this was the cause of the conflict between them, and as we saw that Ukraine wants peace. And Russia was supporting its soldiers to spread the Ukrainian government, which is bad, and Ukraine will not surrender to Russia and will not stop fighting whenever Russia launches a threat to Ukraine, and Ukraine has been publishing positive things on the communication sites to defend its country, unlike Russia. that they can support their soldiers or support and assist them,
    I think the similarity: In We Are All Propaganda: Countries try to portray themselves in a good light and safe and that the two presidents wore army clothes and fought with them

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    I think that the difference in (1) the policy of Russian disinformation and what we see on the ground is that it justifies its war on Ukraine to liberate its people from its government, at a time when the Ukrainian people did not show their anger at their current government, but rather that its war on Ukraine had many hidden reasons, The declared reason was a wrong argument, (2) Propaganda highlights the psychological aspect to win the sympathy of peoples, the propaganda war began before the war was waged by the Russians who portrayed equipment and weapons (4) The Russian president’s use of punches like the bad government of the Ukrainians encourages Russian soldiers to fight In war and ridding the Ukrainians of the government, (5) we cannot fail the difference in the military strength of the two sides, but the similarities are (1) that the two sides are looking for their independence and response in the event of danger, Russia does this to protect itself and Ukraine will defend itself if its people are killed, The two sides are militarily ready for confrontation, and everyone is threatening, (2) the use of encouraging phrases for the people to raise morale for them and their armies, (3) the two sides sacrifice in order to achieve their interests, (4) the justification for public opinion of that war and to gain sympathy and support on the material and intellectual levels Noe..

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg smart_physics | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are the fact that President Zelensky's quote is based on true information and unlike Russia which is based on incorrect information that he made up. The similarities that I found between these two quotes are that they are both pieces of propaganda something that Putin is saying to his people to believe him and something that Zelensky is saying to his people to believe him.

  • Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities are the fact that they are both saying that they are both saying that they are protecting their countries .The differences are that the facts that one is invading other countries and the other one is protecting their country.

  • British Council.jpg fiery_moon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    I think that the difference between the two parties is great because there is no resemblance between the criminal and the victim. The difference between the aggressor and the victim is clear. Regardless of propaganda or political rhetoric, we all know that Russia is interfering in Ukraine’s affairs, not a protection for it, but a brutal attack because it destroys everything above ground and underground and threatens life. Civilians are children, women and the elderly under the pretext of protecting Ukraine. This is not a fact. I believe that the Ukrainian people have the right to protect their land by all means and methods, even if no one helps them to liberate their country.

  • Cheam Fields logo excellent_solution | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are that the Ukranian's are trying to protect there country and keep themselves safe from the Russian soldiers who are trying to attack them but they are saying that we will fight you and protect are country for as long as possible, but with Russia they are using much dangerous more threatening talk saying that will attack Ukraine as hard as possible and are doing it for the protection of their own country.The similarities are that they are both saying they are trying to protect their country but in two completely different ways as Ukraine are saying they are protecting their country by being strong and trying fight and stop this Russian invasion but Russia are saying they are invading Ukraine to protect their country because they probably think if they don't invade Ukraine they will do something to them but that probably isn't true.

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_opinion | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the difference is that president of Ukraine is trying to keep his people safe and he wants peace while the president of Russia is doing it for a selfish reason and personal ego and so he wants a war. The president of Russia say he wants to free his people from the bad Ukrainian government thereby painting the government of Ukraine as a bad government, he is also saying that he will only attack to save the people of Russia, in a way he is using this to gain the support of his people, the president of Ukraine from his speech is not bad mouthing the Russians or even speaking against them.
    I think the similarities is that both president seem to be saying they want and will protect their people against intruders or invaders at all cost.

  • British Council.jpg considerate_dolphin | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    In my opinion, the similarities between Putin and Zelensky could be summarized in the following . First ,their biggest concern is to protect their people . Second , to appear in a perfect image in front of the world . Third , to show that they are the victims of this conflict to gain support from all countries in the world .
    On the other hand the differences are that Putin started to attack Ukraine under the claim that he wants to protect his country and to free Ukraine from bad government . He started fighting Ukraine with all barbarity, brutality and ferocity . He's trying to tarnish the image of Ukraine and its government in front of the world . However Ukraine seeks to freedom and security so they try to defend themselves .

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      considerate_dolphin's comment 10 Mar 2022

      Very clearly expressed, considerate_dolphin, you have spotted several similarities and differences.

  • British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities between the Russian and Ukrainian propaganda are:
    1) Both the Russian and Ukrainian propaganda make references to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
    2) Another similarity is that both the Russian and Ukrainian propagandas are trying to garner public attention and support.
    3)It also appears to me that both propagandas have made reference to the military might of both Russia and Ukraine.
    Well in my own perspective there is no clear reason to why Russia is attacking Ukraine.

  • British Council.jpg placid_emotion | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are:
    1- Ukraine's president explained that Ukraine wants peace, but will attack if it's people got harmed. Meanwhile, the president of russia tried to explain attacking and killing innocent people (which is unexplainable) by giving false information.
    2- Ukraine's president was confident, and said his opinion without mentioning any other thing or person. But Russia's president felt the need to put down Ukrainian government to prove his point. (+I think that the over-explaining he did is a sign of lying.)
    3- Ukraine's propaganda is based on true events. But Russia's is based on lies and false thoughts.
    The similarity is; both of them is trying to get people by their side, by saying their point/opinion. (Keep in mind, lying isn't a opinion, it's just faking facts to get attention.)
    At the end, i wish safety for innocent people that's getting harmed in war, and hope it'd stop before anything serious happen.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      placid_emotion's comment 10 Mar 2022

      Thank you for sharing three very clear differences!

  • British Council.jpg jolly_earth | Duheusheh Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the difference is that a Ukrainian is trying to protect her country and does not want ruin, but the Russians started the war and Ukraine wants the safety of the people of her country, but Russia is attacking them with the latest types of dangerous weapons and threatening that it will launch a nuclear weapon on them, and this is more dangerous than others think

  • British Council.jpg incredible_trumpet | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities are that both country presidents are aiming at giving their citizens hope that the whole situation is neither of their doings and obviously want their people to support them and also want to seem vulnerable so that they can seek foreign support from other countries especially world powers like china, USA and others. Another similarity between both propagandas is that both presidents are trying to establish the fact that they are both good leaders and have strong moral backgrounds that are being used in ways they feel suit them.
    As for the differences, Russia's propaganda it is based on political interest making Ukraine look like they are at fault for breaking out of the USSR and forming a country that is recognized by foreign bodies like NATO, Also some parts of Ukraine still speak the Russian language so the part where President Putin is talking about only invading to free His people, he used the fact to promote a different political ideology making it seem as if the people there are trapped and suffering meanwhile its something different. While Ukraine is being patriotic about his motherland and is willing to put his life on the line for it, he is not afraid to die for what he believes in and this action is obviously encouraging the citizens to stand firm and fight. Another thing is that Russia's propaganda is indirectly emphasizing that they are comfortable with the war and are for violence while Ukraine obviously just wants peace and an end to the war so that everyone lives a normal life and the loss they face economically is reduced.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      incredible_trumpet's comment 11 Mar 2022

      This comment covers so much information but you have managed to explain it very simply - which is very difficult - so well done! I particularly liked the part where you said that both countries must make themselves appear a little vulnerable because I hadn't considered this idea before. Have you heard any ideas from other students that have made you think differently about something?

  • British Council.jpg frank_conclusion | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are that Ukraine wants peace while the Russians claim they want to free their citizens and then they invaded Ukraine, the Russian government is trying to trick her citizens and the world into believing that the Ukrainians are initiators of the battle between them . Another difference is that the statement was attributed to have been made by the Ukrainian President Mr. Zelensky while the statement made on behalf of the Russian government was not attributed to have been made by the Russian president. On the poster the Ukrainian president is seen wearing a bullet proof vest, a helmet and representing his people with the aim of defending them while the Russians are seen geared up for battle with an obvious absence of their president. Another major difference is in the colour of their flags, the Russian flag is tri - coloured and contains white, blue and red while the Ukrainian flag is blue and yellow.
    One similarity I can see is that of fear, both countries are scared and are not exactly sure of what the outcome of the battle will be so both countries are using propaganda to gain the support of their citizens.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      frank_conclusion's comment 11 Mar 2022

      You have been very observant here, frank_conclusion! Well done! Could you say which of your observations was the most important difference between the examples of propaganda?

      1. British Council.jpg patient_recipe | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 11 Mar 2022

        For me the most important difference is that Ukraine wants peace while the Russians claim they want to free their citizens and then they invaded Ukraine, the Russian government is trying to trick her citizens and the world into believing that the Ukrainians are the initiators of the battle between them. Going online and reading some commentaries has led me to understand the forms and ways by which videos and images are being manipulated to suit the side of the Russian government so I urge people not to believe everything they see and hear online.

  • British Council.jpg dynamic_peach | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    ‏I think the similarities

    ‏The war has caused material and economic losses to the two countries.

    ‏The two countries have allies.

    ‏They both mention the word protection and are centred on protecting its people

    ‏I think the differences

    ‏The Ukrainian government did not interfere in the decisions of the Russian government, how much did Russia interfere in the Ukrainian government's decision to enter NATO?

    ‏Russia says the Ukrainian government is unfit for power

    ‏That people have the right to self-determination, but the Ukrainian people have fallen victim to the Russian government.

  • British Council.jpg determined_brain | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the difference is, that Zelensky is trying to protect his people and secure them as much as possible from the real danger to them from bombing and strong aggression, and it could be nuclear by a superpower like Russia. As for Putin, he just wants to own the largest amount of land and impose his control over the largest area It is possible surrounding him. He is waiting for such an opportunity to expand his territory and control, because Russia is located among the countries that are loyal to the NATO Union, and it is its enemy, so it will be in imminent danger. Well, as for the similarities, they are, that the Russian and Ukrainian people want to live in peace and do not want to see their children killed and their lives taken from them, and that the Ukrainian President Selinzky and the Russian Putin are trying to defend themselves. But this war will cause heavy losses, as they did before it. I hope that the world will live in peace and stop confronting these wars and dangers that end the lives of innocent people who have nothing to do with this.🤷‍♀️🦋

  • British Council.jpg alert_ostrich | Asmaa Prep School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    After looking at each of the ads, I see that:
    1) First I will talk about Ukraine, Ukraine says that it wants to protect its people, and this from my point of view is convincing, and it also said that it wants peace and that its songs are only to protect its people. On the other hand, Russia admits that it wants to save its people from the Ukrainian government.
    Every part here wants to save its people, but it is not logical that Ukraine wants peace and at the same time brutally takes prisoners, as Russia declared, and also it is not logical that when Russia tries to restore its people and wages war, there is a so-called dialogue, if you see the problem from the face Another can be solved, really!!! This doesn't even need an expert person.
    If you see the similarities, which are, Russia and Ukraine say that war is not the goal if they don't talk to each other, it's not hard to start a conversation, unless they don't want it.
    If it was really the desire for peace for each of them, why the avatars that indicate war and an army...
    Each of the two countries is trying to make itself that only wants peace, and it is forced to do so, and this is because the countries stand with it and nothing more.
    And by the way, why do the two countries defend a people who may suffer from psychological problems from the war, as the two countries’ means of communication explained, their people suffer psychologically and physically and almost everything
    In the end, if the war breaks out, there will be no victory but only loss, so it is necessary to slow down and take the right decisions.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      alert_ostrich's comment 11 Mar 2022

      Unfortunately, Russia invaded Ukraine and so the countries are now at war. Does this make you think differently about anything?

  • British Council.jpg frank_salak | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    The similarity in the two pictures: they both want to protect their land. The difference: 1- Russia sends its soldiers, and Ukraine its president fights alone with his people, 2- Russia says that the Ukrainian government is bad, but in the picture of Ukraine it says the opposite, as Ukraine's people and government want peace. 3- Russia attacks, Ukraine defends.

  • British Council.jpg jolly_science | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    think the similarity is that both countries are fighting to bring peace to their people by either defending against the enemy or attacking the unjust government of its people. The difference between them is that the Ukrainian government says that it is obliged to fight to protect its people, property and freedom, even if this leads to heavy losses. As for the government The Russians claim that the goal of the invasion of Ukraine is to rid the Ukrainian people of the oppression of the Ukrainian government sitting on their chest

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_lute | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are that Ukraine says it has a brave president who keeps fighting against the Russians and that he only wants peace, but if someone attacks him and his country will defend his country and his people. As for Russia, it says that its soldiers started special operations to protect Russia and entered Ukraine to liberate people from the bad Ukrainian government, meaning that Ukraine and its government are bad, but we do not know if this is true and it is only protecting itself. The similarities are that the Russians and the Ukrainians are giving themselves and their money to protect and defend their homeland. I wish peace to the world🙏🏻.

  • British Council.jpg flowing_speech | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    After reading the two pictures and contemplating them well, I concluded that the similarities between them are that both sides, Russia and Ukraine, want to protect its people and preserve its peoples. The differences are that Russia allows armies to fight, while Ukraine, its president, comes down and defends with them and protects his people.

  • British Council.jpg amiable_imagination | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    The Russian war on Ukraine is like a dream, and the whole world is waiting for an unknown fate .They can do nothing, without the intervention of the aid from brotherly countries. Things seem to be difficult, but we do not want things to get worse...
    I saw and read the propaganda of both countries, and I think the differences are:-
    1) In the Russian propaganda they used the method of obvious bullying and false assumptions with no proof of their words “The Russians entered Ukraine to free the people from the bad Ukrainian government.”I think they are spreading rumors about Ukraine and discrediting it, They are spreading suspicion and frustration among Ukrainians . While Ukraines were more peaceful and did not infringe on human rights and respected Russia despite all the harm it inflicted on it.
    2) Different intentions: The images of destruction that we see every day in Ukraine indicates how brutal and bad the intentions of the Russians are. If they want to win the love of the Ukrainians and liberate them from the "bad government", then they should be careful when they target buses transporting civilians, so as not to kill children and civilians inside them . Unlike the Ukrainian propaganda, which was full of positivity and honesty and portrayed what is happening in its country, and my argument is that. Not seeing as much destruction in Russia as in Ukraine, it is clear that the intention of the Ukrainians is to defend their country.
    3) Political goals: I don't know, but I feel that the goals of a country as experienced in politics as Russia is greater than defending itself. I feel that Russia wants to send a message to the world that it is (strong, and the world must warn it) and this is what vanity does. As for Ukraine, it goes according to the proverb (an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a soul for a soul), that is, as long as Russia insists on war, the Ukraine will defend until its last breath.
    4) I think that the Ukrainian propaganda relied on raising the morale of the people to increase their steadfastness and patience, and its words are close to the reality that is happening in it. The propaganda even includes a picture of the Ukrainian President (Zelensky), It's like saying : “Ukrainian people, I will remain steadfast with you and will not leave you.” While I did not see any picture of the Russian President's interest is in the interests of his people. He was closer to the political interests than to the interests of his people.
    As for the similarities, they are:-
    1) Both sides hide a lot of facts, for example / neither side admits the real number of dead soldiers... and it could be "what is hidden is greater."
    2) Forcing a lot of families, whether Ukrainian or Russian, to bid farewell to their men, as both people are under the roof of war, which is close to collapse and kills them....
    3) The steadfastness of both countries and their insistence on not withdrawing from the war except with a victor or a defeated.
    4) Both countries portray themselves as victims of the conflict and are right.
    And if we notice, it seems that the two countries did not notice that they forgot about the existence of a woman in the first place.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      amiable_imagination's comment 11 Mar 2022

      A comprehensive explanation of the differences and similarities, amiable_imagination. Your point about the Ukrainian president having the interests of his people at heart, compared to the political interests of the Russian president, is a very intelligent one. What do you mean by your last line?

      1. British Council.jpg amiable_imagination | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 11 Mar 2022

        Thank you sir ....
        4) Both countries portray themselves as victims of the conflict and are right.
        And if we notice, it seems that the two countries did not notice that they forgot about the existence of a woman in the first place.
        Yes sir...
        The woman participates with the man in wars, she fights and defends and is in the army, and if she is not like that, then she bears and suffers as well, and danger is not far from her...
        Unfortunately, both countries, in both advertisements, did not show us any interest in women, even if they were pictures.

  • British Council.jpg involved_trombone | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities between Zelensky and Putin, that they working for certain goals. Russia, with its greatness, strength, and power of influence, is trying to occupy Ukraine and to fall the bad Ukrainian government as it claims. This thing supports a psychological war before it becomes a bloody war . Putin and his government try to frighten civilians and get them to migrate from their country to other countries . So they want to convey a false image to the people of Ukraine that they are going to be liberated from its president and bad government . I think they want from the world to forget who started the war. On the other hand , Ukraine seeks freedom and peace and defending itself from Russia . Also, through videos and video clips from inside Ukraine, it caused a sensation on social media and have great concern . There are many people who support the Ukrainians and provide aid and assistance to them.From an economic point of view, Ukraine is characterized by the most fertile soil for agriculture and exports a lot to the countries in the world . Becuase of the bombing on it , it lost many crops and lands . I think when the war ends and the two countries declare a truce , the results of destruction could be huge on many things, like material, moral and human losses.
    But I think Russian and Ukrainian civilians are not to blame for what happened , that they want peace and security nothing more.

  • British Council.jpg amiable_imagination | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    What is happening now in both countries is exactly like the match....
    The differences are that: Russia is a striker and Ukraine is a defender.
    The similarities are: that both sides have a specific goal, which is (victory)....

  • British Council.jpg reflective_fruit | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    What is different about the two examples?
    I think that the difference in the two examples is that Russia wants to return Ukraine to its authority and include it within its rule and to liberate people from the government of Ukraine,but it only attacks in order to protect Russia only and does not care about its people and their lives,especially its children. Ukraine is attacking not to protect Not only herself,but also to protect her land,her freedom,her life,the lives of her children and her peoplel.
    What is similar about them?
    I think the similarity between the two countries is that both countries and the two leaders,Zelencky and Putin, are doing their best to protect their country and both want peace.
    And I think that the war started from Russia,Putin,ordered the Russian armed forces and launched air raids on the building of Ukraine,and it was attacking Ukraine for its resources such as wheat and to overthrow the presidents rule and annex the country to it.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      reflective_fruit's comment 11 Mar 2022

      Is it accurate to say that both want peace, given what Putin has ordered his military to do?

  • British Council.jpg imaginative_mood | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    It is noticed clearly that both countries are severly stressing the issue that they are bith victims in this massive war. The common factor that both presidents are spreading their justifications for their situation and working hard to covince the people and the international community of their good and innocent intentions regardless they succeed or not in this. Meanwhike the difference betwwen then that the party who has decided to attack and start the war is manipulating the facts to show the world the advantages of this barbarian was. While the other part presented by the Ukranian president is stongly defending his situation via media globaly without referring to violence as a first priority. We have unequal power and a biased media. That is why we can see the propaganda of one side is more dominant and successful than the other!

  • British Council.jpg faithful_personality | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    I think that the differences are 1_ The head of state of Ukraine wants peace and is against the idea of ​​war, while Russia wanted war. However, Ukraine, is only trying hard to defend itself. 2_ Russia claims that the Ukrainian government is bad and Ukraine claims that it has nothing to do with it, but the "head of the problem" is Russia!

    As for the similarities, it is clear that: 1_ Both sides aspire to show their state that it is "innocent". 2_ Both Presidents Putin and Zelensky aspire to protect their people and their country!! This is what they made clear when Zelensky said, "Ukraine wants peace." 3_ Putin is trying his best to spread propaganda and false news against Ukraine Ukraine is trying as hard as it can to spread propaganda and false news against Russia !!


    I agree with the two countries in what they do, because any two opponents would do that! Suppose you and your brother quarrel and you insult your brother and then you exchange insults, and you go to your father to reconcile between you. Your father will ask about who insulted the other first. Your brother will say that you are the one who started cursing, but you are in your position that you will try to exonerate yourself by saying he is the one who provoked me and to the end, and each of you begins to create a lie that pleases Your father, but everyone you lied to for his benefit ... This is what Russia and Ukraine did when each tried to show the other in a bad way, creating lies and rumors and spreading them "to the world", and he who represents the father in the example that I set in advance!

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      faithful_personality's comment 11 Mar 2022

      Are both Russia and Ukraine trying to show the other in a bad way, or is it just Russia doing that?

  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    I think the difference is between Ukraine and Russia.
    1- The Russian news, by spreading it to the news, is false news
    2- The Ukrainian state is trying with every great effort to publish the news with the most accurate accuracy so as not to be disturbed in the desert and be honest among the people
    3- The Russian news by spreading it to the false news about Ukraine is that Ukraine is a country against us, and we have to be against us, and it begins to change the ideas of the Russian people.
    4-It is a country that mutt attack us with the largest security forces.
    5- It is not possible from my hearing to the news region that the Russian news is about taking people’s lives and risking them until they say with love to its habit, but the one who went to accountability for the sake of the homeland can win, but he will not have the affiliation to his homeland until he says that his position becomes high, hewhat.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Mar 2022

    Well from my observations, I think the differences are: In the propaganda the Russian President when the Russian President said: (We cannot go back so we will protect our people) The Ukrainian President said: (We will replace our best with what we have to protect our people), but I think the President The Ukrainian was caught by the USA in this war; Because it is the weak party, and that the United States of America is helping it, not out of love for Ukraine and its people, but with hate for Russia!! The best evidence for that is: (When the United States of America occupied Iraq on the pretext that Saddam Hussein was a dictator and that he was a tyrannical oppressor, even though the United States of America occupied and destroyed Iraq, just as Iraq was the only people affected by the war, not the leadership!!) Also, Russian propaganda not only influenced the opinion of its people, but also tried to influence the opinion of the Ukrainian people by making them feel that they are under bad government. They want to be freed from this government.
    The similarities between Ukrainian and Russian propaganda: 1- It is that the two sides explain to the people why they are fighting, and the two sides explain how the enemy is wrong and corrupt. 2- The propaganda of the two sides denotes war as in the Ukrainian propaganda, the president wears army equipment and in the Russian propaganda, we can see soldiers in a military tank with the Russian flag on it. 3- Both sides are trying to portray their countries with a good white spot. 4- Both Russian and Ukrainian propaganda are trying to attract and support the public's attention. 5- Ukraine seeks freedom and security, so they are trying to defend themselves. In the end !! I wish safety to the innocents and students studying in Ukraine, and I hope this world war will stop!!

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      fulfilled_peach's comment 11 Mar 2022

      Can you give evidence for the statement that the US destroyed Iraq?

      Your similarities point out the visual connections between the two forms of propaganda - well done. Have you noticed the Ukrainian president has always worn army clothing during this war? What do you think the impact of this is?

  • Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    10 Mar 2022

    In my belif, I think the differences are,
    1. Ukraine is trying to explain to his people and Putin that he wants peace and if Russia wants to attack Ukraine then they will defend it and they will fight back. The Russian president refers that the Ukraine president is "bad" and he is trying to "free" them. For the time being, The Russian president (Putin) is trying to say that he is attacking innocent people to protect Russia by using fake information.
    2.Ukraine's president is trying to defend his country and whenever he makes a speech about the war, he tries to be as confident as possible. Russia's president is still trying to make the people prove that he is doing the right thing (which he keeps lying about).
    3.In my thought, The similarities are that 1. They are both trying to protect there country's but in different ways. 2. In there speeches they have both been biased because they both did not involve any woman.

    Truth and lies
    Firstly, The Ukrainian president and the Russian president both say there doing the correct thing but really the question is are they. The Ukrainian president is telling the truth because it says he just want's peace and just wants to finish this war and protect his people. Russia also tries to say he is protecting his citizens but it does say he started the war.It says they started the war to protect there country but really he is not because he says he sent his soldiers to free the people from the Ukrainian president so really he just wants to invade. Ukraine is attacking back but only to save there country.
    I just hope at the end there is only peace.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      sympathetic_swan's comment 11 Mar 2022

      A clear explanation of the differences and similarities - well done! Do you think Putin is actually trying to protect his country, or is that just what he is saying as a cover for wanting to get more land?

      1. British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Mar 2022

        From my honest point of view, I feel like he is just trying to get more land and more power in the sense that he wants Russia to be seen as the most powerful "world power" country. If he truly wanted peace for his people, the issue would have been settled from the very first peace discussion he and the Ukrainian President had instead of resulting in the war despite knowing of the adverse effect of war on people. It was a deliberate plan that had been ongoing years before now. I also feel he is taking advantage of the fact that most countries have refused to speak up about this case because it will put their country in danger.

  • British Council.jpg sceptical_crow | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    I think the difference between the Ukrainian and Russian propaganda scripts is that Russian propaganda not only influenced the opinion of its people, but also tried to influence the opinion of the Ukrainian people by making them feel under bad government. And they want to free them from this government.
    I think the similarities between the two propaganda texts are that both sides agreed on the reason for waging this war which is to protect and defend their own people, and that they both did not want this war and that they seek peace and that war was imposed on them.
    I agree that propaganda plays a big role in influencing people's opinions, and that propagandists broadcast what they want to their people and hide the real facts and reasons for their practices, and this is what the Russian and Ukrainian governments are doing in concealing the real reasons for waging this war.🍁

  • British Council.jpg creative_road | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    I think that one of the differences in propaganda is that from Putin's point of view he wants to protect the sons and citizens of Russia and also at the same time he wants to protect Ukraine and its people from the bad government of Ukraine! This he already said in propaganda. But there is a great contradiction to Putin's propaganda that he takes the role of the victim, which is the exact opposite of reality Rather, it is he who controls Ukraine because there are enough weapons to destroy Ukraine, but he claims that he wants to protect it from its government! If Putin said that he wanted to protect her, why would war break out on her?! And why go every day thousands of victims! Parents who bid farewell to their children because they are going for jihad and struggle do not work if they will go back to see their children and their husbands again! Was Putin's intention to protect Ukraine this thing?! Rather, it distorts the image of the struggling country!

  • British Council.jpg great_concept | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    First, I would like to clarify that these two propaganda do not literally represent the president of every country
    There are only slight similarities
    First: Both presidents are trying to say that the hostile country started this military operation.
    Second: Racism is very clear, as there is no role for women in the entire war, according to the Ukrainian president, “stripping our lives and the lives of our children,” and where is the woman, then, in this?
    Third: The two presidents are trying to appear like heroes in the eyes of their people and like the oppressed before the world.
    Fourth: The two presidents are trying to make war like self-defense, and they did not begin with this. Both of them already deny that, and this is at the expense of innocent and civilian lives.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      great_concept's comment 11 Mar 2022

      It's important to be clear that racism is about skin colour and ethnic background, whereas you seem to be referring to roles for women in the war.

  • British Council.jpg great_concept | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    "There are profound differences, and this is the most important of them."
    First: The Russian president described the Ukrainian president as being unsuitable for his people and trying to save Ukraine from this issue, and this is absolutely not true.
    Second: The state must be well and regularly interested in the war, not only publish propaganda to gain support
    Third: The Ukrainian president wears a war suit and prepares for the people that he fights with the soldiers and cooperates with the people. As for the Russian president, he is only behind the lights

  • Doha College great_currency | Doha College | Qatar
    11 Mar 2022

    The similarities are:

    1- Both countries have stated propaganda to gain support from their respective countries.
    2- Both of the countries want to look good in the picture ( although one of them is telling the truth while the other is falsely lying )
    3- Two sides are explaining why the people are fighting and how the enemy is corrupt and that they are only doing it for the good of their people.

    The differences are:

    1- Ukraine is trying to get support from their country and telling the truth, “The people of Ukraine and the government of Ukraine want peace… but if we come under attack, if we face an attempt to take away our country, our freedom, our lives and the lives of our children, we will defend ourselves!”, whereas Russia is feeding its community with lies. Stating: ‘Russian soldiers started a special operation in Ukraine to protect Russia. The Russian government entered Ukraine to free people from the bad Ukrainian government. It will only attack to protect Russia.’ which is false information.
    2- There are two different intentions, Ukraine only wants peace whereas Russia is to destroy and take over Ukraine. This can be easily proven in the images from Ukraine, where there is so much destruction and no one who wants to only free the country from the bad government would do for they might kill the citizens living there. In Russia, there is not much destruction which proves that Ukraine only wants to defend its people.
    3- The Russian propaganda is trying to gain support from their country by painting a bad picture of Ukraine while the Ukrainian government only wants peace and will only attack to defend their country.

    Hopefully in the end all will be back to normal and Ukraine and Russia won’t be enemies anymore and peace will reside in both countries.

  • British Council.jpg considerate_dolphin | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    Both countries want to be on the top . But why would Putin do it? 1 He bases his propaganda on lies 2 He is very aggressive in attack 3 Ananya wants Ukraine as his queen . On the other hand Zelensky 1 The event is broadcast to the fullest without false advertisements 2 He does not attack fiercely, but defends his country 3 He never thought Of attacking Russia , or making It King Of Ukraine . Contrarily he liked it and it had strong relationships with it . Both of the propaganda showed some differences and some similarities, it is in the will of the people and the presidents to protect the people and to win the sympathy of the world and to be the victims of this farce. Putin is trying to spread false propaganda to make Ukrainians hate their president and turn on him, and to influence the world to believe that he is right and Ukraine is dangerous for the world and also a liar.

  • British Council.jpg determined_brain | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    When we say that there is a war between a superpower and a much smaller country, and a lot of this power will end up in the numbers of wounded, dead, destruction, fires and crying. When we say the difference between Russia's media propaganda and Ukraine's propaganda is that Russia is trying to show the other side is the culprit in all ways, and in what ways Circumstances through distortion through social networking sites in various platforms, whether Facebook or Instagram.....etc. As for Ukraine's propaganda, it demands peace and under the circumstances it is going through, and it wants to live safely with its people in all peace and tranquility and does not try to distort the image Russia rather respects it, and from my point of view I see that the Ukrainian people are full of courage, struggle and love of risk, and they are not afraid of anything. As for the Russian people, despite all their strength and control, I feel that they are a little afraid of confronting wars. Zelensky is brave, never afraid, and has a strong heart. The strength of his heart alone enhances the spirit of strength and generates enthusiasm among the people. As for President Putin, I feel that he is completely confident that he will win this war. I do not say that he should be afraid, but this is also good, but with Reasonable limits Ukraine also has strong allies on its side as well, so this is also a difference. As for the similarities: 1. I see in both pictures that there are no women and this is called prejudice against women. Also, both pictures contain clothes and war equipment, regardless of who is wearing it, whether a president or a soldier. These are some of the notable differences and similarities that I noticed. I hope this war stops and we live in peace in this world.🌚🤷‍♀️🙏

  • British Council.jpg sceptical_crow | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    I see that the war between Russia and Ukraine is a very dangerous war that threatens the world economy, but we are sitting and watching the news day after day without knowing where the events will take us with them. We hope that the matter will end without destruction or casualties, and we also hope that the expectations of the media will be disappointed. After I read and audited both advertisements, I concluded the following differences:
    1- The Russian propaganda used a psychological method to influence the opinion of the Ukrainian people by making them feel that they are under a bad government, while the Ukrainian propaganda is more peaceful as it did not harm the Russian government in anything.
    2- The Russian propaganda was filled with information that did not enjoy credibility, such as saying: “We do not seek war,” in contrast to what they are doing in Ukraine in terms of destruction and causing a large number of victims, unlike the Ukrainian propagandaWhich was clear and frank and all the information in it corresponds to what is on the ground that they did not cause destruction to Russia because this is not its real goal.
    3- The goal of both parties was not the same, as Ukraine followed a peaceful policy, and if Russia wanted war, we must confront it, without seeking war. As for Russia, it seeks to wage war in any way, where it builds destruction to provoke Ukraine and force it to war.
    4- The Ukrainian propaganda was limited to the Ukrainian people and did not attack the Russian people, as its goal was to reassure its people and reduce their terror. As for the Russian propaganda, it focused on the Ukrainian people and did not talk about its people because its goal was to spread terror among the Ukrainian people and discredit the Ukrainian government.
    I also saw the similarities:
    1- Both sides show themselves that they are the ones who are harmed by this war.
    2- Both sides hide the facts from their people and do not show them the true reality, an example of this is the concealment of destruction and losses.
    3- Both sides show themselves that they do not seek war.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      sceptical_crow's comment 11 Mar 2022

      Thank you for pointing out so many differences. You've noticed that the credibility is missing from the Russian propaganda. Do you think this kind of propaganda, based on lies. makes the Russian government stronger, or weaker?

  • British Council.jpg patient_recipe | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    11 Mar 2022

    One difference I have spotted is that Russian is being accused of using different media platforms to spread their propaganda and creating false movement. The operation intended to protect the Russians in Ukraine will in a way put the lives of the Russian citizens living in Ukraine in danger, meanwhile the Ukrainians are trying to protect both her citizens, the citizens of Russia and other nationals living in Ukraine. The government of Russian only cares about her country, hence it is a selfish government.
    One point similar to both of them is that their propaganda promotes views, perceptions and agenda that sets to protect and defend their country.

  • British Council.jpg enigmatic_memory | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    11 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are the Ukrainians are fighting for peace but the Russians are fighting to set peoples free from the Ukraine's bad governance and the similarities are both countries don't want their people to suffer under any country and each President is working hard

  • British Council.jpg ineffable_jambul | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are that Russia threatens and wants war, but Ukraine wants to defend its people And I think the similarity between them is that both countries want to protect their people But the question now remains, why did the Russian forces enter the Ukrainian territory??

  • British Council.jpg witty_land | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    The two presidents stated their opinions about their actions at the moment, and they of course have disappeared and some of these
    Differences
    1- The Ukrainian president is trying to get support, while the Russian president is working to improve his government's image to the world.
    2- The Ukrainian president stated that he wanted peace and that he would defend his country if he had to, so he plays the role of the victim, while the Russian president said that he invaded Ukraine to liberate the people from the bad Ukrainian government, so he is trying to play the role of protector, but he is the culprit.
    3- Zelensky only stated his opinion of his country, while Putin introduced the Ukrainian government, describing it as "bad."
    There are also similarities, the most important of which is
    1- That the consequences of their actions and decisions be in their favour.
    2- Both are trying to justify their actions.

  • British Council.jpg artistic_context | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Mar 2022

    I think that the differences are clearly noticed and shown like facts. I think the Russian propaganda is based on illusions, decieve and defamation. It is mainly working on controlling people by intimidating them and spreading terror among them. Meanwhile the Russian propagabda directs its thoughts in a much diplomatic and democratic way. There is no attempt to impose anything on people. The Ukranian propaganda is delivered in a peacful way seeking safety and peace for its people and the Russian people too by calling for preventing and stopping this war. The Russian propaganda is having hidden agenda and working only for its private intersts. I think their intentions are way too far. So I think there is no common issues or similarities between the two propagandas. As if you are asking what are the similarities between good and evil! There is no way to compare.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      artistic_context's comment 14 Mar 2022

      You've noticed some very interesting differences here, and word your conclusion strongly. Can you spot any similarities in the propaganda itself (and not the intentions behind it?)

  • British Council.jpg content_river | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities are that both countries want to win the battle and also I see that both countries want to win support from their citizens and they want Giving the people confidence and hope, and I also see that both countries are afraid of losing the war. For example, Russia is to win the war. It destroys Ukraine and kills many people. This is all to win the war, but Ukraine is silent and will not respond to Russia’s attacks because it It wants to win with silence and determination As for the differences 1 Russia wants to win this war, but the spread of rumors about Ukraine is evidence of what they say “The Russians entered Ukraine to liberate the people from the bad Ukrainian government” And I think that their words are wrong, because if, as they say, they would not invade Ukraine and launch missiles, they do not want to protect anyone. They only want to win the war. 2 Ukraine is trying to win over the people, but through a correct way, unlike Russia, as it appeared in the propaganda that Ukraine is trying to protect its people and that it wants peace, and Ukraine is winning the people through a positive way, unlike Russia, which seeks to thwart Ukraine

  • Cheam Fields logo venturous_journalist | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    12 Mar 2022

    I think that the differences are that Russia is trying to protect themselves but Ukraine is saying that they would like to have peace but they can not because Russia is attacking them. I think the second difference is that Russia is fighting them an Ukraine is protecting there family. I think this because protecting and fighting are different things. I think a similar thing is that they both want to protect there countries, like Ukraine wants to protect there family and Russia wants to protect there people.

  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Mar 2022

    I think, according to my understanding of the words of the Russian and Ukrainian bases, that Mr. Zelensky does not want to attack Russia, but if Russia interferes in its denial and is exposed to Ukraine, it will start to launch the strongest it has Ukraine and that the Russian leader says that the Ukrainian government is very bad, but according to Zelensky's words, he wants peace for me The people of Ukraine I totally believe him! But the Russian leader Putin that the government is very bad and Putin wants to protect them..but the Russians do not have the right to interfere in the affairs of the Ukrainians because it is their own government..{I believe in Ukraine, not Russia, because Russia wants to win over the Ukrainian masses until they set rules against their country so that they can win over Ukraine by stealing the sons of Ukraine }..

  • British Council.jpg enchanted_cookie | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Mar 2022

    The similarities in the two pictures: The two countries want to protect and defend their homeland and land. The differences are: Russia sends its soldiers to war while Ukraine fights its president and people together. As we noted in the previous photos, Russia says about the Ukrainian government that it is a bad government and is trying to discredit it, while Ukraine says that the Russian government is good and does not tarnish its reputation as Russia did to it, and this indicates that Russia's government and people are struggling and striving hard only for peace for both countries, peace.

  • British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    12 Mar 2022

    I think that the similarity between the two parties is "protecting their people and their lives."
    When the President of Ukraine said "The people of Ukraine and the government of Ukraine want peace."
    And when the President of Russia said "It will only attack to "protect" Russia."

    And I noticed the pain of difference in terms of "the people's interest"
    But I think that Russia is right because Ukraine made a bad decision to “enter NATO” because at first we consider that Ukraine was part of Russia and that Russia loves Ukraine very much and wants its interest, but the President of Ukraine made a hasty decision, believing that he would become more of a leader to his people, the Ukrainian president and the Russian president both say there are taking the right course of action but really the question is are they. The Ukrainian president is telling the truth because it says he just want's peace and just wants to finish this war and protect his people. Russia also tries to say he is protecting his citizens but it does say he started the war. It says they started the war to protect there country but really he is not because he says he sent his soldiers to free the people from the Ukrainian president so really he just wants to invade. Ukraine is attacking back but only to save there country.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      champion_elephant's comment 14 Mar 2022

      Ukraine has not entered NATO and it doesn't seem that Russia "loves" Ukraine very much, given what the Russian army are currently doing. Would you agree?

      1. British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Mar 2022

        not so much actually it is the false propaganda actually that makes it to seem like Russia hates Ukraine it is actually mistaken motives if you think about it because no one wants to listen to the other and well they both think what better way to get the other person to listen to me than waging war, don't you agree.

        1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
          champion_elephant's comment 23 Mar 2022

          Nobody is going to sit down and talk to the other to very easily because of Russia's accusations and actions to stop this war. Over the last few days it has been shown that both have had peace talks but they were unsuccessful as ceasefire was never initiated. Also in addition, Ukraine won't be very trusting of Russia due to fact they've bombed civilian buildings such as hospitals , which goes against one of geneva convention rules. Putin has also accused the government being Nazi which is definitely not true and President Zelenskiy is also Jewish making this a huge insult. Also, your comment on Russia loving Ukraine is quite inaccurate. Instead Putin wants just wants Ukraine to be a part of Russia as he believes it still should be apart of it. When you say Ukraine making the bad decision to join NATO is also contradictory. This is as Ukraine wanted to join NATO because of the situation happening now. It was natural for Ukraine wanting to join NATO as they would have military enforcements and if they did manage to join this situation probably would've been avoided. So it wasn't necessarily a bad idea as they wanted to join to protect their people.

          1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
            imaginative_panther's comment 24 Mar 2022

            Well done for responding directly to another Topical Talker!

          2. British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
            imaginative_panther's comment 24 Mar 2022

            And how do you think that has been working out for the two countries.

            1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
              champion_elephant's comment 30 Mar 2022

              The peace talks haven't been going well for either side. This is as Russia is determined to take control and have power over Ukraine while Ukraine doesnt want that. Russia doesn't want to commit genocide, killing all Ukrainian people so they have to enter peace talks. Neither side has reached an agreement on ending the war due to their two specific viewpoints meaning they can't achieve either of their goals. This means peace talks have not been going well.

  • British Council.jpg brilliant_tree | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are the information that’s implied in both of the propagandas and the information which the Russian president propaganda gives is 100% percent unbelieved and opposite of what everyone is seeing in the live scene from Ukraine, besides Russia is actually the one who starts and is fighting Ukraine civilians and bombing them not the government as the president implies, while the Ukraine president propaganda says that they will respond if needed and thats whats happening in reality they’re responding to Russia’s attack to protect their lives, country, and their freedom.
    I think the similarities are not much except for one which is promoting peace.

  • British Council.jpg faithful_personality | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities is:
    1. Russia and Ukraine have in common that each country strive to defend their citizens.
    2. Both countries issue news and propaganda for their benefit and to gain the support and backing of other countries.
    3. The two countries show themselves innocent in their news and want what is right.

    The difference between the two countries:
    1. Russia started the war on Ukraine without warning and kills the innocent Ukrainian people. All Ukraine can do is defend itself and seek help from other countries.
    2. While Ukraine issues news and propoganda that it has been invaded, Russia claims that it is carrying out a military operation to protect the Ukrainians from tyrants and this is not true.
    3. Those at risk of dying from the invasion of Ukraine are the soldiers of both countries, but the Ukrainian people are the only people in danger while the Russian people are living their normal and peaceful life.
    4. The majority of the Russian people do not know the truth of the war in Ukraine and believe the propoganda of their government, but the Ukrainian people know the truth of the war.

    1. avatar.jpg Manthura @ Topical Talk
      faithful_personality's comment 14 Mar 2022

      You have made some interesting points @faithful_personality, do you think that all Russians are living a normal and peaceful life?

      1. British Council.jpg faithful_personality | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Manthura @ Topical Talk's comment 14 Mar 2022

        For normal life All of them live a normal and calm life, but there are people who overcome occupations that have become forbidden in Russia, and usually they complain on social media about the things that they overcome. And this time, they were complaining that Instagram was banned in Russia They all put the links of the telegram channels for the followers and they continue their lives as normal, for example, the singers are downloading songs on the telegram, and some people are using a vpn so that they can open the insta in Russia, and they say to the followers in Russia they download the vpn so that you can open the insta From today, Instagram is banned
        Life for them is not normal, because there are many things that are forbidden But it is weak and peaceful because there is no danger to them

  • British Council.jpg industrious_dinosaur | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    12 Mar 2022

    I don't known why the Russian president is using a violent way to save the people of Ukraine meanwhile that's not the right way to do demand rights. Even if it's so, he is not the right person to do so. And I think the similarities are:
    1.they both want Peace for their country's but in different ways and understanding.
    2.Both presidents want to prove that they are all not at fault.

  • British Council.jpg genius_gazelle | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Mar 2022

    I think the similarities that both sides of the  conflict try to expose their strength points by choosing very accurate and examined words to spread enthusiasm and hope among their people, such as: "our brave president", " want peace", " continues fighting" in
    Ukrainian propaganda, And " free people ", " bad Ukrainian  government " in Russian propaganda.

    Also, Media have been told in both sides to use only official government sources for their reports and not to use certain words to describe the operation.

    Both sides concentrated on the human beings in their countries and how they had to enter this ugly war to protect their people.

    On the other side I have noticed some differences between the two of them,

    The media in Russia doesn't like to use terms reffering to war and is moving away from using the word" invasion " to replace it with the expression " special military operation".
    As a result  viewers of Russian TV might think their country was only involved in a small operation in south-east Ukraine, and that the Ukrainian government was seeking to provoke alonger war

    Russia is active in propaganda backed by official speeches and massive media production, while Ukraine is trying to broadcast its news through its official pages.

    Russia is trying to maximize its military presence and reduce Ukraine by focusing on its weakness and losses.
    And Ukraine doesn't even mention any of that .


    "PROPAGANDA IS LIKE  RADIATION " it has touched many here

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      genius_gazelle's comment 14 Mar 2022

      Why do you think the Russian government is calling it a "special military operation"?

      1. British Council.jpg genius_gazelle | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 14 Mar 2022

        1- To justify the war.
        2- Because This expression suggests to people and the public that it would be a quick and short-term operation.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Mar 2022

    6 important points and similarity in advertising! 1- The steadfastness of the two countries and their insistence that they not withdraw from the war unless they are victorious or defeated. 2- Both sides are trying to paint their countries with a good white spot (even though one is telling the truth and the other is lying) 3- Both sides explain why they are fighting, and both sides explain how the enemy is wrong and corrupt. Only for the good of their country. 4- Both sides hide the real facts such as the number of dead and wounded and their practices, and this is what the Russian and Ukrainian governments are doing to hide the real reasons. to wage this war. I don't know why they do this? 5- Russian and Ukrainian propaganda is trying to attract the attention and support of the public. 6- Ukraine seeks freedom and security, so they are trying to defend themselves. In the end !! I wish safety to the innocents and students studying in Ukraine, and I hope this world war will stop!!

  • British Council.jpg imaginative_mood | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Mar 2022

    Yes, I am with Ukrainian propaganda because Ukrain it is a bit democratic, convincing and realistic in its propaganda, and that Russia is very controlling, it can conquer half the world, and that it has many weapons, bombs and nuclear missiles, if it launched them, it would barbarily destroy the world. It was able to defeat the world and also win with peace, security and safety, and also for Russia. This war has many negative effects. First, it produces many goods and food, and that if the Arab countries launch a war, it could lead to famine due to the lack of wheat, food and flour, and among these things also that if they dropped a nuclear missile Look, the electricity will be cut off all over the world and the Internet will be cut off, and it may lead to the suspension of transportation, and we will be in the old era, no Internet, no mobile, no internet, no life, electricity will be cut off all over the world, transportation will be cut off, and many companies, such as Google, will lose hundreds of billions of money.
    And I say that they go back to whatever they were before and that they return to peace, security, safety, comfort and calmness.

  • British Council.jpg inspired_cherry | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Mar 2022

    When I follow the news through many different channels, I find that there are common factors between the statements of Russia and Ukraine, such as: that each side accuses the other of being the reason for the outbreak of the war, and the two sides say that their goal and goal is to achieve European peace and security, and the two countries call on the world to put pressure on The other side, to stop the war, and each country exaggeratedly mentions the number of enemy losses, and each country accuses the other side of committing massacres against women and children, and when I saw the statement of President Zelensky and Putin, I found a similarity between them so that the two say that their goal is to achieve peace for the people Ukrainian.
    But the difference between them is that President Putin’s statement is a hostile and offensive statement, interfering in Ukrainian affairs and its regime, and Russia’s attacks on Ukraine aimed at dividing it. As for Zelensky’s statement, it is a defensive statement that aims to staunchly defend his homeland and people, and that he wants true peace. for his people and his country.
    I wish peace for all the peoples of the world, not just for Russia and Ukraine.

  • British Council.jpg inspired_cherry | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Mar 2022

    I think that the similarities between them are that both presidents claim that they want the interest of their state and people and that they are oppressed and oppressed by the other side. While the difference is that Russia has nuclear bombs and very advanced weapons that are sufficient to create a world war, and Ukraine cannot confront Russia ... Russia is trying to make arguments that it will liberate itself from the Ukrainians in order to achieve its goal and dominate Ukraine and steal its property. As for Ukraine, the battle came. Despite the unsuccessful attempts to remove it before its existence, but no goal was achieved in that and the Russians began to destroy. The difference is that Russia is the unjust Ukraine and the oppressed Ukraine.

  • British Council.jpg adventurous_rainforest | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    13 Mar 2022

    I think the two countries are trying to protect their people and country, the truth is nobody knows the cause of the war,so I think the two president should meet and find solutions to the war as soon as possible, because of this war innocent people are dying

  • British Council.jpg adventurous_rainforest | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    13 Mar 2022

    I think the two countries are trying to protect their people and country, the truth is nobody knows the cause of the war,so I think the two president should meet and find solutions to the war as soon as possible, because of this war innocent people are dying

  • British Council.jpg joyful_market | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Mar 2022

    2) The two are trying to attract attention from the state and the media, as does Zelinsky, who shows that his state is weak in front of the press and the media, so the major countries provide him with weapons, while Putin shows that his state is strong.
    2) Russia is a ruthless country that possesses nuclear weapons, so the world is afraid of it, so they stand on the side of Ukraine.
    3) NATO and the United States of America stand with Ukraine and support it, while Russia imposes sanctions on it.
    4) The media fears the outbreak of a third world war, which could destroy the earth, because here are two teams, the first group (Russia, China and Japan) and the second group (America and European countries), and they are both strong
    (This is one of the many differences) But why the war? Why do you resolve the conflict in a non-peaceful way? Why do children, women and the elderly fly to witness the armed conflict on the ground??

  • British Council.jpg glorious_cherry | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Mar 2022

    War is a terrible thing and no one should be exposed to it, and the whole world must unite to prevent war and always bring peace, but if war is inevitable, everyone should know that women too are able to contribute greatly to the defense of the homeland in many ways. Don't you agree with me that women can be strong soldiers to defend their rights too ?

    1. British Council.jpg joyful_market | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      glorious_cherry's comment 16 Mar 2022

      Of course, they can defend their homeland, their land and their rights, so I think that the necessity of war, women will be like a solid fortress against enemies, but do you think that the state will not discriminate against women in war???

  • British Council.jpg majestic_pear | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Mar 2022

    I think that there is no similarity between Russian propaganda and Ukrainian propaganda, but we can notice significant differences between the two propaganda.
    1- Russian propaganda: I think Russian propaganda is full of lies and slander
    I think that it is not good for a president to say that he will occupy a country to free it from a bad government. I think that if the people did not want the government, it would not exist until now. This is first.
    Second: I think that Russian propaganda works on a policy of intimidation and intimidation and works to show that it is a very powerful country capable of occupation and control in a short period. Russian propaganda is trying to control the people by intimidating them and spreading terror among them.
    Third: Russian propaganda directs its ideas in a democratic and dictatorial manner2- Ukrainian propaganda:
    First: I think that Ukrainian propaganda is trying to impose its control and hegemony on its people. Rather, it is trying to communicate its idea in a peaceful way that leads to security and peace. I think that Ukrainian propaganda aims to obtain peace for its people and its state. And the Russian also the Ukrainian government did not slander the Russian government or say that the Russian government is slanderous or that it pursues a policy of intimidation, but said that the Russian government is goodIn the end, I think that Russian propaganda has many secrets that are far from its apparent meaning, and I think that the war has goals other than what it said.
    I think the Russian intentions are different from the Ukrainian ones, so I don't think there are similarities between them.

  • British Council.jpg nice_coconut | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Mar 2022

    I think that the two countries are too way different in both ideology and power. The Russian's idealogy is based on aggression and tyranny. While the Ukranian's ideolgy is based on credibility and realism. Russia seeks war and bloody sollutions but the Ukraine looks for peace and prospirity of its people. Russia makes its people as human shields because they put their life at risk in this war. On the other hand, Ukrain hates violence and look for peacful sollutions as priorities. The commonalities between both countries that each country has its own policy and strategy in dealing with crisies, they are both satisfied with their point of view and completely convinced by their reaction toward the war choice.

  • British Council.jpg amiable_imagination | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Mar 2022

    Both Ukraine and Russia have a common formula in both propaganda, which is the formula for war, both in writing and in the pictures shown...

    The differences:-
    If we notice, the Ukrainian president used words that anyone can understand, and they explain the truth and reality, and he cared about the interests of his people and focused on defending them and his land, and the presence of his image in the propaganda shows how close he is to his people and the extent to which they are affected by him .
    As for Russia, the content of the propaganda was remarkably political as it relied on humiliation and threats, and was so far from the truth, that anyone who saw the devastation in Ukraine would be sure that Russia's intention was bad. We believe that Putin did not mention anything indicating his interest in the interests of his people or even raising their morale and the morale of the soldiers.

    The similarities:
    Both countries will lose in the end...
    If Russia wins, it will have lost in return a lot of weapons, and the most important thing is that it will have lost the world's trust, and its economy will decline. As for Ukraine, its victory will be written by history because it fought and defended, but we also do not forget that the Ukrainians lost their homes, children lost their schools, and many families lost some of their members and the destruction is very great, and we do not forget that they will have lost military equipment ......
    But the world began to know The truth is, not the truth of Ukraine, but the fact that the truth is crystal clear....
    and that the world is now able to distinguish the oppressor from the oppressed.

  • British Council.jpg energetic_satsuma | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    14 Mar 2022

    The difference are,each president want to defend his country. The Russian wants to protect themselves, their children etc. All I am trying to say is that both countries wants peace.

  • Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    15 Mar 2022

    I think that the two countries are different in a huge way because for Russia's propaganda their saying that Ukraine's president is like bad and the Russian people are saying they need to rescue people from Ukraine and they were trying to save those people by doing war but on the other hand Ukraine wasn't doing nothing and their propaganda is they are just standing there bravely and they are just honest.Second of all Russia is sending false information to the president which means they are just lying.Even Putin says that he wants peace and if Russia wants to fight Ukraine then they will fight back and defend their country.Whenever Ukraine's president does some speech to his people he wants to look as brave and confident as possible and Russia's president wants to prove that he is doing the right thing but actually he is not and he is just lying to his people.Another similarity is that they are both trying to protect their country and to defend it and also they are being bias to women because in their speeches they just include men and leave out the women.The truth and lies they are saying is that Russian's president and Ukraine's president are doing the correct and right thing but our question are they and how they are planning on doing it.Because Ukraine is telling the truth about them wanting peace and wants to finish the war because they want to protect their people which makes them honest.Unlike Russia they just wanted to start the war and just didn't think about protecting their country and their people.When they started the war Russia said that they will just protect their people but they're not because it says they sent their soldiers to Ukraine and free the people so that might just means is is just invading the country.Although Ukraine is fighting back and attacking they just want to be safe.My question is that are Russia secretly invading and fighting Ukraine instead of saving the people from Ukraine because after all they lie a lot.
    I just hope Ukraine is okay and they win the war and the will be peace after that.

  • British Council.jpg genius_gazelle | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Mar 2022

    3- Psychologically, the war word always worries and terrifies a lot of people, so it's obvious that the Russian government is using this term.
    4-  and to look like that operation is absolutely clean and it just have specific targets to deal with ( military targets).

    1. British Council.jpg genius_gazelle | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      genius_gazelle's comment 15 Mar 2022

      Mr/ Tom.. this is the rest of my answer of your question: why do you think the Russian
      government is calling it " a special military operation?"

  • British Council.jpg honest_fruit | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Mar 2022

    Well, I think the similarities between President Zelensky and President Putin are that:
    1. Both of them are fighting for their freedom and saving their people's lives, no matter what it takes.
    Like when President Zelensky said: " if we face an attempt to take away our country, our freedom, our lives and the lives of our children, WE WILL DEFEND OURSELVES."
    And when President Putin said: " it will only attack TO PROTECT Russia."
    2. Both governments are looking out for their own political and economic interests and each of them acts according to his plan to win in the end.
    Now let's talk about the differences. I think the differences are:
    1. President Zelensky wants peace and doesn't want to fight Russia, but President Putin wants to attack and fight Ukraine.
    - President Zelensky: " The government of Ukraine wants peace."
    - President Putin: " Russian soldiers started a special operation."
    2. President Zelensky's talk passed on true information. He seemed to say this quote but differently:
    " If someone tries to take my freedom away... I won't hesitate to take theirs."
    Yes, he didn't mean his freedom, he meant his country and his people's freedom.
    But President Putin said wrong information when he said " The Russian government entered Ukraine to free people from the bad Ukrainian government ". We can see the lies in his speech because the Ukrainian government wants peace and is now fighting for their freedom!!
    In the end, the war is not a joke ALOT of pure souls will die because of it and no one has the right neither President Putin nor President Zelensky.
    The Ukrainian government wanted to get into NATO but if Ukraine became a member of NATO, The United States maybe will start threatening Russia with nuclear bombs, and that's will be a huge danger to Russia.

  • Cheam Fields logo venturous_journalist | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    15 Mar 2022

    I think the differences are:
    1. Russia is lying and Ukraine is telling the truth. I think this because Russia says that they want to help Ukraine and save them from the bad president but they are starting a war so they are clearly lying.
    2. I think the second difference is that Russia is attacking Ukraine and Ukraine is defending there country. I think this because defending and attacking are different things.
    3. I think the last difference is that Ukraine wants peace and that Russia wants war. I think this because when you have war you want to take over but when you want peace you want to not have wars.
    4. I think the similar things are that they are both talking about Ukraine and wanting to help there country. I think this because Russia say they do this to protect there country and Ukraine say that they want to protect them selves, there life and there familys.

  • Cheam Fields logo content_badger | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    16 Mar 2022

    I think one of the differences are...
    1. President Putin is sharing the bad news about Ukraine and how he wants to free Ukraine people from the bad Ukrainian Government. But, Ukraine is talking to us about true things that is happening in the war and is not lying to us.
    2. Putin is being very stubborn and disruptive to Ukraine but President Zelensky is trying to protect his country and save it from Putin.
    Some similarities are...
    1. They are both talking about each other and the war in a very brutal way. Also, they are both trying to defend their country and they are not walking away without a fight.
    2. They really want to help their country and save themselves too.

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