Contents tagged with Hybrid Warfare

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with G7 Foreign Ministers sanctions against Russia

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin took part in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven countries in Toronto, during which they discussed the situation in the annexed Crimea and the Donbas and counteracting Russian hybrid aggression.

    "Thanks, Chrystia Freeland and all the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries for friendly conversation... Ukraine is perceived as an integral part of the free world, a common democratic space. Our partners in the G7 see an …

  • Poland and Ukraine to create a Ukraine-NATO joint initiative on countering hybrid threats

    The NATO-Ukraine Platform on Countering Hybrid Warfare will be opened in Warsaw, October 26, as reported by Polskie Radio.

    It is noted that the aim of the Platform is to create mechanisms for cooperation between NATO and Ukraine on issues related to the fight against hybrid threats.

    Establishing a platform is one of the key elements of the Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine that nation leaders adopted during the NATO summit in Warsaw in 2016.

    More than a hundred experts from Poland …

  • General Bradshaw: NATO needs to implement ‘hybrid deterrence’ against Russia

    The Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, British General Adrian Bradshaw, called on the Alliance to intensify opposition to Russian cyber attacks, propaganda and political agitation.

    According to the General, the West needs a common strategy to confront these threats. Bradshaw stated that the answer to such so-called "hybrid warfare" should be "hybrid deterrence." As an example of such deterrence, he specifically cited economic sanctions against Russia.

    Additionally, according to …

  • The Czech Republic created a center to fight Russian propaganda

    The Center for combatting terrorism and hybrid threats will start operating in the Czech Republic on January 1st, 2017. This was reported by Ukrinform with reference to the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    "According to the preliminary recommendations from the analysis of national security hybrid threats, including terrorism, radicalization and foreign misinformation campaigns, that pose a serious danger to internal security, it was decided to establish an appropriate government body," …

  • Cabinet of Ministers authorized illegal aircraft to be shot down over the territory of Ukraine

    The Cabinet of Ministers authorized the Ukrainian military to open fire on aircraft that illegally violate the state border of Ukraine or are suspected of committing acts of terrorism. This is stated in the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers, the press service of the Cabinet reports.

    The peacetime duties and tasks of the air defense forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were complemented by the following paragraph:

    "Destruction of aircraft of the armed forces of other states, which have …

  • The U.S Ambassador to Ukraine: Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine has been ongoing for 25 years

    The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, stated during a presentation of the Foreign Policy Audit study, that the so-called hybrid war being conducted by the Russian Federation against Ukraine began long before the emergence of the current situation, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported. “To be blunt, your country has been involved in a hybrid war with Russia since Ukraine gained its independence 25 years ago,” Yovanovitch said.

    Marie Yovanovitch identified propaganda as one of the main …

  • State Border Guard Service of Ukraine: Russia has begun a new stage of the hybrid war in Crimea

    The head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Viktor Nazarenko, stated in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine that the next stage of hybrid war between Russia and Ukraine has begun in the Crimea. According to him, provocative actions from Russia have the specific objective of increasing the level of confrontation in the territory. Nazarenko admitted that reserves from the Ukrainian Army, including heavy weapons, were deployed to the annexed Crimea.

    The head of the State Border Guard …

  • NATO seeks faster response time to threats of hybrid warfare

    NATO’s leadership is preparing a new concept which will facilitate a faster response time to new kinds of threats, such as hybrid warfare.  This was reported by the Financial Times.

    “We are now faced with scenarios where the start of the crisis is not obvious.  An example is hybrid war scenarios where non-state and hidden forces take action,” NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Denis Mercier, stated.

    He also said that ministers of member countries have had …