Russian fake news distorted image of Ukraine in Western Europe

Russian fake news distorted image of Ukraine in Western Europe

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli states that as a result of the Russian misinformation campaign, Ukraine's image in Western Europe has been distorted and it does not correspond to reality.

He said this during a round table meeting entitled "Threats to the security of Ukraine and other countries of the Eastern Partnership region and possible responses to them" held at Ukrinform.

"This disinformation campaign has a huge impact, including on the image of Ukraine in Western Europe. The image of Ukraine in Western Europe does not correspond to what is happening in the country. To a large extent, this happened due to the disinformation campaign, which is carried out in Western Europe," he said.

According to Mingarelli, in a conflict with Russia, Ukraine is forced to react to threats in three dimensions: military, economic and information. At the same time, the disinformation campaign by the Russian Federation substantially weakens Ukraine, he noted.


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