Ukraine must unite with EU, US against Russia disinformation campaign – Poroshenko

7.10.2015 р., 18:01

"We definitely know that enemy hasn't finished the war yet, and the hybrid war, which the world faced a year ago, is in full swing since it embraces not just military aggression, not just economic loops which the aggressor thought he hanged on Ukraine's neck and destroying it economically…Hybrid war foresees a big powerful disinformation campaign," Poroshenko said while delivering a speech at the Military Academy of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He said that Russia actively uses its propaganda to achieve its goals. "If Goebbels [Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister] had lived in our times, I have no doubt he would have given the highest mark to the occupants' efforts when developing a global system of brainwashing, which Moscow is operating now," Poroshenko. He added that there are television channels all around the world "through which the aggressor-country is attempting to spread a very dangerous poison around the world." "During the UN General Assembly, from the highest rostrum in the world, I called on our partners to really discuss steps on countering Russian propaganda," Poroshenko said. Poroshenko said combating Russian propaganda is one of the priorities of European Union which intends to establish a European Russian-speaking channel for Russian-speaking citizens of the EU to have an alternative source of information. "We agreed with our partners in the United States. Moreover, during the last visit of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, special documents on a strategic communication between Ukraine-NATO were signed," Poroshenko added.

Ukraine must unite with EU, US against Russia disinformation campaign – Poroshenko

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