The Center for Countering Disinformation was presented in Ukraine
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The head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak, during the meeting with the ambassadors of the G7, Finland, Israel, as well as the head of the EU and NATO Delegation to Ukraine, presented the work of the Center for Countering Disinformation and discussed the possibilities of cooperation in the sphere of information security.
The event was also attended by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danylov, Deputy Head of the President’s Office Ihor Zhovkva, Head of the Center for Countering Disinformation Polina Lysenko and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of Reforms Oleksandr Olshansky.
According to Yermak, the idea of forming a Center for Countering Disinformation has been appeared since 2014.
“Unfortunately, Ukraine was a training ground and a center for disinformation, especially on the part of the Russian Federation. And this applies today not only to events in the Donbas and in the occupied Crimea, but also to all spheres of life,” he said.
Andriy Yermak introduced the head of the center, Polina Lysenko, to the diplomats. According to him, the center has already started its work, making communication between all government agencies and plans to begin coordination with foreign partners.
“The task of the center is to focus on the importance of protecting the information sphere of Ukraine’s national security, to counter propaganda, destructive disinformation and campaigns, as well as to prevent manipulation of public opinion,” – Lysenko said.
According to her, the main focus will be on countering the spread of false information on the Internet and fakes in the media.
“We have a large number of information attacks, and in these conditions Ukraine should be ready to defend its sovereignty. Truth will be the main weapon of the center’s work,” Lysenko said.