British pro-Russian journalist born January 26, 1979 in Nottingham, UK. He became known after he covered the events of Euromaidan in 2013, as well as the military actions on the territory of Ukraine. For his propaganda activities aimed at justifying Russian aggression and promoting the interests of the aggressor country was added to the UK sanctions list.
He received his higher education at the University of Dundee in Scotland. After graduation, he worked as a civil servant in the Central Information Office. In 2010 he came to Ukraine for the first time. Two years later he came again, this time staying in Odessa for a longer period.
Having been recruited by the Russian special services, Graham began to engage in information activities that were aimed at creating threats to Ukraine’s information security and promoting anti-Ukrainian sentiments on the territory of the sovereign state. He began his career as a blogger on YouTube and as a journalist for the pro-Russian TV channel Russia Today.
Phillips took part in all the anti-Ukrainian movements in Ukraine that were aimed at destroying the integrity of the country, including his coverage of the so-called “referendum” in Crimea.
Since 2014, he has been seen making statements about the “non-existence of the state of Ukraine” on the world map, repeatedly calling Ukrainians “Nazis” and “fascists,” which was fully in line with the narrative of Russian propaganda.
In 2016, he was deported from Latvia to Russia and was banned from leaving Latvia for three years.
Since the beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine, Phillips has continued his propaganda activities. His materials traced hatred for the Ukrainian people, for Ukraine as a whole, denying any involvement of Russia in the commission of crimes on the territory of Ukraine.
In addition to RT, he cooperated with the TV channel Zvezda, which is one of the main mouthpieces of Russian lies. He was awarded medals from the unrecognized state “LNR” for aiding terrorism (the head of “LNR” Plotnitsky awarded him the Medal “For Services” II degree, he was awarded the Dmitry Karbyshev Military Journalist Medal, in 2016 he was awarded the Medal “For Assistance to Internal Affairs” by order “Minister of Internal Affairs “LNR” № 273).
In 2022 Graham published a video of him interrogating a prisoner of war, using force on him. Physical wounds are visible on the prisoner, which violates the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of prisoners of war. For this he faces legal action.
Videos on Youtube channel, where he travels through the occupied territories (for example, Crimea) have brought him great popularity. According to Graham, he was “the first journalist to visit the Black Sea Fleet. Naturally, this is not true. Also, the main task for Phillips from the Russian secret services was to deny Russian army losses in the war, as well as to promote the ideology of the “Russian world”.
He often collaborated with Patrick Lancaster, who was also a pro-Russian journalist who criticized the Ukrainian leadership and denied Russian terrorist activity in Ukraine. In Donbass he is engaged in supplying the groups that are involved in the killing of civilians, for this he collects funds from the population on his Sberbank bank card 5469 3800 7878 9806.
Graham Phillips considers visits to Ukrainian brothels and brothels his trump card, which gave him a pass into the world of journalism. He published all this on the blog “Brit in Ukraine. A number of other actions embarrassed both the journalist himself and the newsrooms in which he worked. For example, in 2014 he lied to the editorial board of RT about being shot by AFU soldiers. The video was so poorly edited that even the RT editorial staff did not believe the story. The “RT” team refuted the video, after which Phillips was not taken on missions in Ukraine. He soon began working for LifeNews, for such unprofessionalism on Graham’s part was strongly condemned. In January 2018, he went to a voter protest in Moscow, where he insulted participants and declared the assembled Russian citizens a “bunch of traitors and morons,” for which activists smashed his camera and kicked him out. In August he tried to disrupt an exhibition at the Georgian embassy in London devoted to the anniversary of the Russian invasion in 2008, in October he desecrated the tomb of Stepan Bandera in Munich, and in November in Vienna he tried to provoke a fight with the Ukrainian ambassador to Austria. In 2019, he began publishing propaganda reports from Serbia and Kosovo.
Graham Phillips, aka Grisha, is a foreign pawn in the hands of the Kremlin. He performs a number of tasks from the Russian secret services, making many missteps in his journalistic activities, for which he gets punched in the head. In Russia, he is still needed for some tasks, but when he is no longer needed, no one will think of Grisha.