This story is from a couple of days ago and involves Freedom of Speech issues.
The lede: Ukrainian Embassy to Poland demanded that the film “Masks of Revolution”, made by independent French filmmaker Paul Moreira not be shown in Poland.
Later development: The film WAS actually shown in Poland, on 21 February, Channel TVN24. I got that latest factoid from this StopFake piece. StopFake, which is a pro-Maidan, anti-Russia outfit, calls the film “scandalous” and clearly believes that it is all just a pack of lies. Indeed, anything which impugns Western-backed regimes, is clearly a pack of lies, according to StopFake. But anything that impugns Russia is true, by definition.
Tears of Outrage
Ukrainian Embassy, crying their eyes out, issued the following statement:
“What hurts the most, is that the Polish channel timed this film with the second anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity.”
The Embassy demanded the channel explain “why from variety of objective films about Maidan events this particular lying creature of the Russian propaganda was chosen, which insults the memory of Heroes of the Revolution of Dignity.”
Agreeing with that assessment, pro-Maidan Polish “journalist” Michał Kacewicz:
“To me, broadcasting of the film “Ukraine. Masks of the Revolution without the appropriate explanation what kind of a film that was, is a scandal. This French film is lying, it is using classical manipulation techniques for depicting Ukrainian events that correspond to the Russian narrative (….) The majority of Polish people don’t know those events in details. Considering our sensitivity to the topic of Ukrainian nationalism, this film can strengthen the feeling of fear and threat which are allegedly coming from the new Ukraine,” Kacewicz emphasized.
Subsequent to the release of Moreira’s film, dark forces combined to make sure the English-language version of the film was banned from various Facebook pages and also a youtube site. However it is still available on this other youtube site. Unfathomably, dubbed into Russian, and also with Russian subtitles. Much of the French dialogue is still audible underneath the Russian, however. Everybody knows French, right?