Contents tagged with Russian propaganda

  • Arson suspected at Russian propagandist’s Italian Villa

    On the early hours of Wednesday morning, Italian firefighters extinguished a fire at a villa overlooking Lake Como in the town of Menaggio that belongs to prominent Russian state television anchor Vladimir Solovyov. Damage to the property was limited, and Italian investigators said arson was likely.

    The fire at the lavish villa, which was undergoing renovation when it was confiscated by Italian officials due to sanctions, was started when someone threw burning tires over the villa wall.

    On …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Russia to continue using cyberattacks as instrument of hybrid warfare

    Russia will continue to use cyberattacks as an instrument of geopolitical influence, said Oleh Frolov, Deputy Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), during the first UN High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism in New York.

    “A series of powerful and complex cyberattacks, ruthless by design and catastrophic in their possible consequences, on the computer networks of the energy, banking and transport sectors and the communications sector, have once more demonstrated the aggressor’s …

  • Constitutional Court of Moldova recognizes the law on combating Russian propaganda as legitimate

    On Monday, June 4, the Constitutional Court of Moldova recognized that the law “on combating Russian propaganda” is in fact consistent with the constitution of the country.

    The Constitutional Court rejected Moldovan President Igor Dodon’s request. The decision of the court is final and entered into force immediately.

    On December 7 of last year, the Parliament of Moldova adopted amendments to the “code of audiovisual media services,” which calls for a prohibition on rebroadcasting of …

  • Former Estonian President: Russia may lose several cities if it attacks NATO

    For 27 years, Russia has been conducting an information campaign against Estonia, and now it is trying to use the same methods to discredit Ukraine too, stated former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

    Ilves believes that despite its campaign to discredit Estonia, Russia does not threaten the country in a military sense, because it knows it could take significant losses. In this context, the former president pointed out that Estonia is a NATO member, and according to one of the Alliance’ …

  • US to help Georgia in fight against Russian propaganda

    The United States will help Georgia to fight against Russia’s hybrid warfare, Voice of America reports.

    With financial assistance from the US embassy, a series of training programs on strategic communication for civil servants was launched on February 20.

    “Today, when many governments, especially Russia, are actively using various means of hybrid warfare, and strategic communication has become a powerful weapon not only for shaping the public opinion, but also for direct implementation of …

  • Lithuania suspends Russian TV channel for a year due to content inciting hatred

    The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) has decided to require re-broadcasting companies to suspend broadcasting by Russian TV channel RTR-Planeta in Lithuania for a period of one year, reported Delfi news outlet.

    The Commission claims that over the past year, three cases have been identified in which three separate violations were recorded linking RTR-Planeta programs with incitement to war and hatred.

    For example, according to the information provided by the LRTK, one RTR- …

  • Moldova enacts law banning Russian propaganda

    On Monday, a law went into effect in Moldova that prohibits television channels from showing Russian news and informational-analytical programs, as announced by the chairman of the Broadcasting Coordinating Council (Consiliul Coordonator al Audiovizualului - CCA) Dragos Vicol, reports

    According to him, the 30-day period – a formality – was up on February 11. “But according to Article 265 of the Civil Code, if the date falls on a day off, then the law goes into force on the next …

  • Ukraine and the Netherlands agreed to fight Russian propaganda together

    Ukraine and the Netherlands agreed to strengthen cooperation in in countering Russian propaganda and other hybrid challenges. A corresponding agreement was reached during the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, with the Minister of the Interior of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren.

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian ministry, such increased cooperation is especially relevant against the backdrop of recent cyber-attacks on the banking infrastructure …

  • European Parliament to discuss issues of Russian propaganda next week

    The plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg will discuss the issue of Russian propaganda next week, stated European Parliament spokesman Marjory van den Broeke at a briefing in Brussels, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "Every month, one of the political factions has the opportunity to choose a relevant debate topic. This time, it will be done by the faction of the European People’s Party that chose the topic "Russia and the influence of Russian propaganda in the EU countries,” van …

  • Constitutional Court of Moldova suspends powers of President Dodon once again

    The Constitutional Court of Moldova, once again suspended the powers of the country's president, Igor Dodon, on Friday, January 5.

    The decision was made at the request of a MP from the Democratic Party, Sergey Syrbu, who addressed the Constitutional Court the day before.

    The deputy justified his request by the fact that the president repeatedly refused to promulgate the law passed by the Parliament on combating Russian propaganda. In the text of the appeal, he asked the judges to consider the …