Social media has played a significant role in perceiving the Ukraine-Russia conflict 2022 for the outside world. From the beginning of this conflict, the people of Ukraine – the eyewitnesses, survivors, refugees and volunteers started to tell their stories of struggle and resistance through social media platforms like Twitter, Telegram, TikTok, Facebook, Youtube, etc. Even the Ukrainian and Russian soldiers started releasing combat footages from the battlefield using these platforms to set their narratives of the conflict. Misinformation and disinformation have also become an integral part of this information warfare, making it more challenging to perceive reality for the outside world.
These visuals are the composite perspectives of the battle between Russia and Ukraine, made by stitching individual frames extracted from the videos posted on various social media platforms. In these visuals, each frame is a fragment of reality, and combining the frames, creates a hyper-real perception of the time and context.