5 April 2019, the First Deputy Minister of information policy of Ukraine Emine dzhaparova took part in a public discussion: “On the way to Toronto – the Ukrainian civil society and information stability five years after independence” (Public discussion: On the Road to Toronto – Ukraine’s Civil Society and Information Resilience Five Years After Maidan) in Brussels (Kingdom of Belgium).
The aim of the event was discussion of issues connected with countering hybrid warfare and disinformation, as well as support for independent media.
“The international community underestimates the cognitive steps through which change very quickly, the minds and formed a new identity. The West mostly focuses on the cyber component when it comes to information security. However the experience of Ukraine shows clearly, SHR cognitive war Russia, where the course is everything – from media, experts and social institutions to Hollywood as “useful idiots” – this is a relatively cheap way to influence the world and individual countries. The goal is the implementation of control interventions and the Imperial dreams of “great Russia”, – said E. dzhaparova.
Special attention in her presentation, she gave the repressive actions of the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea, which already cleared the classic independent journalism and repress citizen journalists.
Participation in the event was also attended by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on foreign Affairs Anna hopko, the European Parliament, experts, journalists and social activists.
Public discussion is a preparatory public event at the Third conference on reforms in Ukraine, to be held in July this year in Toronto (Canada) with the participation of Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman. The event was initiated by the Mission of Canada to the EU and the European Commission to support Ukraine.