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September, 2019 Topics.
It was one of the first to describe the daily activities of the Servant of the People faction. It was regularly running text broadcasts from the meetings of the faction in Parkovy, which resulted in suspicions of the channel being run by one of the MPs from the party.
Several sources in the faction and one source who wrote for similar channels told LIGA.net that MP Maxim Buzhansky was the key author of the channel. First of all, the style of the messages is very similar to that of Buzhansky. Secondly, Temny Ritsar rarely reposts anyone, but when it does, among the chosen ones are Buzhansky, Aleksandr Dubinsky and 1+1 journalist Yevgeny Plinsky.
"Most likely, the content creation technique is as follows. Buzhansky and Dubinsky provide information and ideas for the posts, and two or three authors write and publish these posts on Temny Ritsar. I do not think the channel employs many people. It would be very difficult to maintain the proper stylistics," says the source experienced in working for anonymous channels.
On January 21, Temny Ritsar published
a screenshot of a post
by lawyer Yuri Okhromeev criticizing the head of the Servant of the People's faction David Arakhamia. At the same time, one can see that the screenshot was made by the lawyer Klim Bratkovsky, since his reaction "Ha-ha" is still the only one under the post. Here are two options: either Bratkovsky writes for the Temny Ritsar, or kindly shared the screenshot with the authors. Bratkovsky read our message with a request to comment on the situation, but ignored it.
In the Google archives, one can find a video
of the 2015 press conference at which Bratkovsky and Gennady Korban talk about the symbolism of the UKROP Party, created with the support of Igor Kolomoisky
. Its relation to Russia.
Lately, as the audience increased, the channel started throwing in the Russian narrative. For example, a recent post about "whether Ukraine's decision on association with the EU" was correct, Ukraine "made a wrong turn", Ukraine "does not need European integration" and "who even cares about Europe these days". Who relays it in Ukraine.
News pieces based on the posts of the Temny Ritsar were published by Shariy.net, Depo.ua, Delovaya Stolitsa, Glavkom, 24, Vesti, and 112.