NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov handed to representatives of Ukrainian media the " insignias for countering information aggression of the Russian Federation, reported the press service of the National Security and Defense Council.
Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine in his welcoming speech, addressing the reporters, said that information war is a very dangerous component of a hybrid war waged by Russia against Ukraine.
"It aims to break the system of social relations, to break down the foundation, on which is based the people's confidence in their own country, to sow anger, depression, panic and fear. And most important result is - to ensure that citizens are not able or don't want to resist the aggressor ", - said Oleksandr Turchynov.
According to him, modern Russia inherited from the Soviet Union a wide arsenal of information warfare, and this arsenal has been seriously improved. He also added that the Ukrainian experience testifies that Russia is using formula "First come Russian media, then come Russian tanks ."