Russian War in Ukraine: Communication Narratives in the Speeches of World Leaders in the Mainstream Media


Authors: Bogdana Nosova
Page Range: 233-264
Published in: Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 33#4
ISSN: 1057-2309

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The relevance of this article in the scientific paradigm of media research determines the presence of the concepts “peace”, “reconciliation”, “peace formula” in the war media narrative. Combining the idea of peace with the idea of Ukrainian victory in the speeches and addresses of the Ukrainian President. The importance of his appeals to the parliaments of many countries to obtain military and financial assistance and aid. Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s attention to European security issues: Ukrainians fight not only for their identity, their land, their freedom; Ukrainians are fighting for the integrity and stability of European countries. The main problem considered in the article is the communication narratives of the Russian war in Ukraine in the interpretations of narrators of different status: Ukrainian writers, journalists of different countries, philosophers, US scientists, state and political figures. Timothy Snyder’s position: the ultimate goal of the Russian war is the destruction of Ukraine, genocide. The silence of Western intellectuals in response to the aggressive speeches of the Russian President on the eve of the war in Georgia in 2008. Attempts to bring the Russian and Ukrainian sides to the negotiating table. The role of Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in appeasing Putin. Despite the war the beginning of the procedure for acquiring a candidate for EU membership and accession to the European Union remain relevant for Ukraine. Communication narratives of foreign leaders programming the future of the Ukrainian state in the European family of nations. Changes in the Ukrainian media system, the need for its reform. The discursive analysis of articles and reports in media helped to focus on separate narratives reflecting the overcoming of uncertainty on the European continent with the beginning of a large-scale Russian war on Ukrainian territory. The communication aspect in the narratives about solving the problems of expanding international support to the Ukrainian military and civilian population, the attitude towards refugees gives grounds for predicting further research.

Keywords: communication, media, narratives, peace, speech, war

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