President of Ukraine

President in an interview to Financial Times: There is a threat of Russian interference in the Ukrainian elections

6 March 2018 - 20:14

President in an interview to Financial Times: There is a threat of Russian interference in the Ukrainian elections

In an interview to Financial Times, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized the danger of Russian interference in the Ukrainian elections.

“I tried to protect Ukraine from the dangers of hybrid war, including the system of their fake news using social media,” Petro Poroshenko said.

The President is hopeful Ukraine will use the experience of the German and French legislation against fake news.

“We have an absolutely wide range of dangers from Russia, starting from the fact that we stopped more than 400 terrorist attacks by a training camp in Russian Federation. Everybody should understand that it is not a frozen conflict. This is a real hot war. We’re attacked, every single day, they go with snipers and try to kill my soldiers. It’s absolutely crazy behaviour,” the President noted.

The Head of State stressed: “They use a huge army of provocateurs and agents in social media”. That is why Ukraine stopped Russian TV broadcasting and Russian social media. “Because they (Russia - ed.) use it for propaganda war,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.

According to him, Ukraine has an efficient cooperation with secret services of the partners from the United States, Canada and Great Britain. “I’m proud that we have trust there. But there’s lots of work that should be done,” he said.