Ukraine will win the media war, as Valentyn Petrov, the Head of Service on Issues of Information Security of the Staff of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the press-office reports.
“Let's stop sprinkling ashes upon our heads! We are not losing the information war, in fact, we are winning it, and there are many examples. Volunteers, civil society, and the state are doing everything possible for this", - he stressed.
He also noted that “information resources or content should only be banned by a court decision”.
Earlier, Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, introduced the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on additional measures for the counterwork against Russia’s informational aggression. The relevant decree of February 9, 2018 was made public on the President’s website on Friday.
Earlier, Petro Poroshenko stated that one the most dangerous contemporary problems for Europe is populism and fake news.
As we reported the workers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has exposed the network of the media entities controlled by the Russian Federation. The law enforcement bodies held the investigative actions at the office of RIA News-Ukraine.
On May 15, the SBU considered the detention of the head of RIA News Ukraine agency’s office.
Kremlin has already responded to the incident and called the actions of the SBU outrageous. Also, Russia promised to assume reciprocal measures. Then, the state sent a protest note over searches at the mass media office.
Later it was reported that the actions of Vyshynsky were preliminarily qualified as the state treason. The same day the SBU reported that Kyrylo Vyshynsky is now officially suspected of state treason.