Summary

  • Ukraine remains first in the mentions ranking, followed by the EU and Russia. After a long time, Russia leaves the second position, being overtaken by the EU. Compared to April, the EU and the Uk move up in the rankings. Moreover, the two actors have an increase in the number of mentions. The same is true for Germany and Israel. However, for the other actors (the majority of those analyzed) there is a decrease in the number of mentions.
  • The top of the views continues to be dominated by Ukraine. It is followed by the EU, the USA and Russia. Compared to April, the EU moves up two positions in the ranking, overtaking the USA and Russia. The overall trend reveals the rise in the ranking of the EU and the United Kingdom. Both actors have an increase in the number of views – the USA, Germany and France are also in this position. In the case of Ukraine, Russia, China and NATO, there is a decrease in the impact of mentions, while Israel remains relatively constant in this regard.
  • Most of the considered actors are mentioned more on social networks than in the online press. Exceptions are Ukraine, the US and Great Britain, which have more mentions in the online press. There are also actors, such as Russia or China, with a fairly balanced number of mentions between social networks and the online press. However, in terms of the impact of mentions, online press surpasses social media for the majority of the analyzed actors. Exceptions are the EU, Germany, and China, with a higher impact of mentions from social media, while France and Israel show a balanced ratio between the two types of sources.
  • Many of the considered actors are primarily mentioned in the context of the war in Ukraine. However, there have also been specific events that generated mentions, such as Europe Day, the military parade on Moscow’s Red Square, the coronation of King Charles III, or the visit of the German President to Romania.

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