Canadian intelligence agency calls false Russian claim that Ukraine is cultivating organs

According to a rare public warning from Canada’s Foreign Signals Intelligence Agency, Russia is spreading false allegations that Ukraine is harvesting fallen soldiers and children while Moscow is trying to support its attack.

The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) also said it was aware of Russia’s efforts to promote counterfeit Canadian articles.

Following the actions of the British and American intelligence services, the CSE tweeted on Friday that its observations on intelligence were a “false information cam” backed by Russia.paigns – a well-known strategy of the regime of President Vladimir Putin.

The agency said there was a coordinated effort by Russia to create and disseminate false reports that Ukraine was using mobile cemeteries to mutilate the bodies of dead soldiers, women and children and dispose of evidence.

Russia has also created and disseminated fake articles and articles falsely claiming that it is only attacking military targets, and that civilian casualties in Ukraine are lower than confirmed, verifiable reports show, the CSE said.

“Also, we have seen Russia’s efforts to promote articles that misrepresent Russian protesters and civilians opposing the invasion in support of the neo-Nazis and the genocide.”

A CSE spokesman said false stories were being circulated targeting the Canadian Armed Forces.

“We have seen dedicated efforts to promote counterfeit, anti-Canadian articles aimed at members of the Canadian Armed Forces, designed to make them look authentic,” Ryan Foreman said.

Although CSE could not speak to specialists, he said the agency was tracking anti-Canadian false information before rumors spread that a Canadian sniper had been killed.

Former Canadian Armed Forces Sniper, he’s going The name of the war Wally, after joining the defense of Ukraine, came forward to refute claims that he was killed.

The man was killed by Russian special forces 20 minutes after arriving in the Russian-occupied southern port city of Mariupol, according to posts on the Russian social media site.

“I’m alive as you can see,” Wally told CBC last month. “Not a single line.”

‘Russian has not changed his playbook’: expert

The CSE – which usually informs the government about the activities of foreign organizations that threaten Canada or its allies – says it is now sharing some of its research more widely to protect Canadians from misinformation.

“Canada’s support for Ukraine is unwavering.

On Thursday, March 31, 2022, Ukrainian soldiers carry the bodies of civilians killed by Russian forces across the ruined bridge in Irpin, near Kyiv, Ukraine. (Ephraim Lukatsky / AP)

Former security analyst Stephanie Corwin, now an associate professor at Carleton University, said that despite Russia’s reputable communications capabilities, Ukraine’s campaign has to a lesser extent performed to date and is failing to receive more traction in the West.

“Actually I think they’re very poor, surprisingly poor,” she said.

“I think pre-banking may have played a serious role in this. But the fact is that I think Russia has not changed its playbook, but the West has not.”

“Pre-banking” refers to the attempts made by intelligence agencies to publicly call false propaganda or false flag activity before launching.

However, Corwin warned that Russia, like its military operations, was likely to adopt its communications strategy.

“All of these can change the road,” she says.

Warnings about cybertalks

The electronic spy agency has issued several warnings to power companies, banks and other key players in Canada’s infrastructure and economy, urging them to step up their defenses against Russian-based cyber threat activities.

The agency said it was sharing cyber threat intelligence with key partners in Ukraine and working with the Canadian Armed Forces through intelligence sharing, cyber security and cyber operations.

Corwin said he hopes to see more transparency from Canadian intelligence agencies.

“You may not have an intelligence briefing like this every day, but I think it’s important for the Canadian people to have a good, timely and let’s let them know that these campaigns can be important on the road – say. Elections,” she said.

“Just because these campaigns came out does not mean they were successful and everyone should lose their mind about it. It’s just [a reminder] To find out if there is such a campaign and that the National Security Council is watching. “

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