FAKE: Chinese delegation left the hall during Zelenskyy’s speech at the Asian Security Summit
This fake was published in a tweet by Olivia Enos, Senior Analyst at the Heritage Foundation, and was quickly picked up and spread by russian mass media. In truth, the conference participants report that the information about the demarche of the Chinese delegation is false. No one left the hall during Zelensky’s speech at the summit. Such fakes are used by russian propaganda to discredit Ukraine and its leadership, and to reinforce the narratives about China’s unyielding support of russia. It is extremely beneficial for russian propaganda to cultivate an image of Ukraine as a country that nobody takes seriously. Olivia Enos deleted the tweet about soon after.