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Germany says Russian propaganda is challenge for Ukraine, Europe

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Michael Roth, the Ukrainian government has to do more to spread information about positive changes in Ukraine
08:49, 19 June 2018

Balkan News Agency

Minister of the German Foreign Ministry Michael Roth, at the meeting with Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, called Russian propaganda a challenge for the whole of Europe. This was reported by the Government Portal.

"Currently, Ukraine's image in the world is not represented in the best way, and the influence of the propaganda machine is obvious here. Of course, in a war it is extremely difficult to be successful on different fronts, but the Ukrainian government must do more to spread information about the positive changes that are taking place in Ukraine," he said.

According to him, Russian propaganda is a challenge not only for Ukraine but for the whole of Europe. "Today, many people, both within the EU and outside, are not interested in a strong Europe, so our common task is to maintain unity and trust in the success of the European project," Roth said.

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In her turn, Klympush-Tsintsadze informed about the results of the analysis of Russia's information space, recently published by independent experts. According to it, 30% of the negative information in Russian media is about Ukraine.

"The situation is complicated, the information space of the hybrid war is one of the most dangerous, because it is a struggle for people's minds and beliefs, but it's nice that our European partners understand this and can distinguish the truth from manipulation," the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine said.

As it was reported earlier, Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany has criticized the Nord Stream 2 project and claimed that the US is very concerned about. Grenell has noted that the US closely works with the Europeans who share these concerns. He called the current strategy on the gas pipeline very problematic and he also warned Germany and Europe on the Russian influence through this project.

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