NATO will help Ukraine to resist 'Russian propaganda'

NATO will provide Ukraine with assistance in the field of strategic communications. Georgia and Moldova will also be assisted in this field. This was stated by the Verkhovna Rada deputy from the faction "Bloc of Pyotr Poroshenko" and the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) Irina Friz.

According to her, at the meeting of the Permanent Committee on Civil Dimension of Security of the NATO PA in Bucharest, the draft resolution "Confronting the use of information as a weapon" was approved, which "provides for increased assistance to partner countries, Ukraine in particular, in the field of strategic communications."

According to Friz, now special units of constant monitoring of fake news and hostile propaganda should appear in NATO, which will counteract such news with the help of facts.

"The resolution also calls for increased funding for the NATO Public Diplomacy Division," Irina Friz said.

We recall that on October 8, the Interparliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) decided to hold a regular session in 2020 in Ukraine.

For now Ukraine is struggling with "hostile propaganda" with help of proven methods. On October 4, the SBU deported NTV correspondent Vyacheslav Nemyshev from Ukraine.

On August 30, Anna Kurbatova, a correspondent of Russia's Channel One, was kidnapped in Ukraine. Later, the SBU confirmed the fact of her detention. The adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Shkiryak, stated that Kurbatova "should have been left (in Ukraine - ed.) for the exchange of prisoners." However, Kurbatova was deported from Ukraine.

DONi News Agency