Pegov’s Fakes Become Yerevan’s Last Resort
Realizing its army’s bitter defeat, the Armenian military and political leadership sees the way out of the pitiful situation by feeding its population with false information. Yerevan, palming off fakes to the Armenian and world communities, also exploits disinformation by foreign ‘journalists’ in the information war.
One of such is Semyon Pegov, a Russian military journalist known for his WarGonzo internet project and for supporting the Nagorno-Karabakh separatists. He mainly made the news with Hadrut lies. He claimed to have taken new photos at Hadrut settlement, which passed to the control of the Azerbaijani Army, yet the information was quickly revealed to be a fake. ‘Fact Check Karabakh’ page has offered facts to prove Pegov’s claims false.
The so-called ‘journalist’ claimed that the photos he had taken were taken after the liberation of Hadrut and the settlement was under Armenian control. The Armenian media picked up the false story and circulated it widely. ‘Fact Check Karabakh’, however, proved that some details on Pegov’s photos were the same as the ones on his 6 October video report from Hadrut, which clearly proves that the photos are fake.