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Defence Intelligence: In Russia, new methods will be sought for spreading narratives that have recently become established for information warfare

01 Sep, 2023
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Defence Intelligence: In Russia, new methods will be sought for spreading narratives that have recently become established for information warfare

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Russians will be looking for new ways to disseminate disinformation in the Ukrainian information space, including through new spokespeople and media. This was reported by the representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Andriy Yusov, in a television marathon, as reported by the press service of the Main Directorate of Intelligence.

"They will be looking for new spokespersons who are willing to act as news makers, new media that may be used consciously or unconsciously as platforms for disseminating similar narratives," said Andriy Yusov.

According to him, some of the Kremlin's agents of influence are either exposed or losing their effectiveness, pushing Moscow to search for new tools to discredit Ukraine.

"The aggressor doesn't skimp on funds for this. Regardless of the sums allocated for information warfare – and these are tens of millions of dollars – it's always cheaper compared to the costs of the battlefield. Cyber warfare, despite its high cost, is more cost-effective than investing in the battlefield: 100 computers are cheaper than one tank," added the representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

Andriy Yusov reminded that the propaganda themes approved at a recent Kremlin meeting are aimed at destabilizing Ukrainian society, undermining the anti-Putin coalition, and weakening the support of partners.

"There's nothing particularly new there; it has all been voiced to some extent before. They claim there's 'no success in the counteroffensive' and that the 'state is entirely corrupt,' implying that support should be withdrawn," he said, emphasizing that Ukraine will continue to counter these narratives.

Andriy Yusov also called on Ukrainian society to be critical of information, trust only verified sources and media, and not rely on information from anonymous sources

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