MIP: Security Services Lectured on Information Component of Hybrid Warfare
Dmytro Zolotukhin, the Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, has lectured officers of the Special Operation Forces (SOF) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the information component of hybrid warfare.
During the lecture, Zolotukhin noted: “The Kremlin employs plenty of resources to change the information environment, which affects society as well. Fake news and disinformation against Ukraine is distributed not by mass media but Russian security services. It is therefore important that those information operations are responded to in an adequate way by relevant institutions.”
The Deputy Minister discussed the recent cases of the activity of Russia’s disinformation machinery with the officers and, using some of the debunked fakes instigated by Russia’s FSB (Federal Security Service), showed a step-by-step use of mass media to disseminate false information.
Please be reminded that on 24 October 2017 the first workshop on setting up and carrying out information operations in terms of hybrid warfare was already held by the Ministry of Information Policy and the leadership of SOF of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.