Fewer Ukrainians Make Less Noise
The unremitting proliferation of misleading tropes
Maxim Edwards, unfortunately, repeats the mistakes of Washington Post Bureau Chief Robyn Dixon. His article appearing in The Atlantic, titled “Ukraine’s Quiet Depopulation Crisis,” appeared on March 21, 2020.
Ukraine is not at war with Russia-backed separatists. And there are no separatist regions in the east. Rinse, repeat.
Citing pro-Kremlin media outlets and Ihor Kolomoisky in the same paragraph is bad form, to put it mildly. As a rule, repeating bullshit theories from unreliable sources while failing to point out that they are false is irresponsible.
Looking on the bright side, I enjoyed this paragraph, which is at best misleading and at worst wildly inaccurate.
There will be no census this year. And there will be no census next year, irrespective of what ain.ua reports.