During the speech at the meeting of the Regional Development Council in Cherkasy region, the President of Ukraine emphasized the importance of counteracting the attempts of information attacks against the Ukrainian army.
"We have created our army in a record-breaking time. Now it is among the best, most experienced and most capable armies in the continent. It freed two-thirds of Donbas, stopped the enemy and firmly hold the line on the eastern borders," the President emphasized and thanked all Cherkasy citizens for their joint work on the revival of the Ukrainian Army.
"But, unfortunately, attempts to hit it from the rear do not stop. Every "fake" news, which demoralizes the Armed Forces, sows mistrust towards the army and the entire defense complex, is a shot at the army and a shot at the state. On the eve of the elections, these shots became more frequent and grew into a heavy shelling," the President said.
"My task as of Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - while the army is holding the line on the front, we have to protect it in the rear," Petro Poroshenko said. He stressed that this is an extremely important and complex task. "It is critically important to cover the army from state-mongers who dishonor the five-year achievements of the entire defense-industrial complex hoping to gain at least some pre-election points on bashing," he added.
"And protect it from the attempts of corrupt officials to profiteer at the expense of the military budget. I will not allow that. Everyone will be held accountable," Petro Poroshenko said.
"I emphasize that as Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I am most interested in the effectiveness of the functioning of the entire defense industry of the country," the Head of State said.