Turchynov: EU is learning from Ukrainian experience in combating Russian propaganda

European parliamentarians are studying Ukrainian methods of combating Russian propaganda and disinformation, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said in an interview with Hromadske.

Turchynov noted that he had initiated a ban on using Russian social networks and information resources within Ukraine. According to him, after criticizing such sanctions, European partners began to study Ukrainian methods of information security.

"Moreover, if at first Europe was saying that ‘well it is not very democratic,’ now Europeans are studying our experience to counter Russian information expansion. They especially wish to counter the information influence of Russia that is used to obtain a particular political result in certain elections. And these are not isolated cases," Turchynov assured.

He also said that he had spoken in Brussels with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the creation of a platform for researching and countering hybrid threats. "It is precisely this platform that should be created in Ukraine because no one in the world, probably, has more experience in this than we have," the NSDC secretary said.

Earlier Turchynov stated that the issue of creating a cyber-army within Ukrainian Armed Forces is being considered in Ukraine.

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