Ukraine has explored Russia’s behavior and can teach the representatives of the European countries to counterwork Russian threat, as President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said at a high-level international conference “Lessons of a hybrid decade: everything you need to know about successful development”. 112 Ukraine broadcasted the event.
“Over these years we have examined the habits of “the Russian bear”. And we know when Russia takes off a fake mask and becomes that explicit unconcealed enemy, when a hybrid war shows that the war is real. If you, dear participants, are ready to defend yourself, ask us, Ukrainians, how to do that,” Poroshenko noted.
He also told about the steps Russia takes within the hybrid war.
“The information attacks, the attempts to destabilize the situation inside the country, energy blackmail, complete embargo and shut down of the market, aggressive imposition of its agenda through the agents of influence, through the agents of political, cultural, social spheres, incitement of social conflicts, influence through the religious organizations, which is a very important part of a hybrid war, this is not a complete list of Moscow’s tools, which was finally named hybrid,” Poroshenko said.
Earlier, Poroshenko stated that he expected new sanctions against Russia for elections on the occupied territories of Donbas.
As it was reported, the U.S. President Donald Trump signed a decree on the imposition of sanctions against foreign citizens and companies accused of intervening the U.S. elections. The proves of the intervention will be based on intelligence data.