Civil Network OPORA developed an online tool "War Speeches" to track the official position and public discourse of the occupying state on the course of the war against Ukraine and forecast its future aggressive plans.

Since February, 24, when a large-scale war broke out, OPORA's analysts have been monitoring daily changes in the positions and demands of the occupier state. The publications also include comments on the truthfulness of certain statements, as well as Ukraine's reaction. 

The researchers focus on the public speeches of officials from the occupying state, in particular, the president of the russian federation, putin, and his press secretary, peskov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the russian federation, lavrov, and official spokespersons of the Ministry, the Minister of Defense of the russian federation and official spokespersons of this authority, the Speaker of the state duma, the Head of the Government, mishustin, the Ambassador of the russian federation to the United Nations. The resource also publishes the response of the Ukrainian authorities to the statements of the occupying state.

The War Speeches tool is a Google policy tool processed by analysts that has convenient cataloging (active tags and search). Its advantage is in a quick professional and comprehensive "review" of information on russia's policy, as well as the aggregated position of the parties in the negotiation process. A separate bonus is OPORA's attention to detail. In the array of information flow, analysts find important aspects of the war, though not covered by the media.

In addition to the daily description, the War Speeches tool includes a timeline where you can see the positions of countries by key titles, chronology of public statements, and analytical materials.

With the War Speeches tool, anyone will be able to:

  • to systematically monitor what the aggressor and the occupier are planning;
  • to thoughtfully plan awareness campaigns against the occupier's misinformation;
  • based on systemic information, to predict the next steps of the occupier state in the public space;
  • in the historical perspective – to use the resource as a database of sources for scientific research.

Currently, the tool should help the Ukrainian authorities, its international partners, and other stakeholders in planning the counteraction against the occupying state.