Turchynov Announced Recruitment for An “Information Army” October 29, 2016 News Translated by Ollie Richardson 02:04:02 29/10/2016 Korrespondent.net Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Aleksandr Turchynov and the International Information Consortium “Bastion” signed a memorandum of cooperation in order to counter Russian propaganda, reported on Friday, October 28th, UNN, citing the press service of the NSDC. According to Turchynov, one of the most dangerous elements of hybrid war is information war, when, in his words, “at first come Russian TV channels, and behind them – Russian tanks”. “The Russian Federation using all available means forms a distorted information image of the world, trying to discredit Ukraine in the international arena, to destabilize the political, socio-economic situation in the country, to undermine inter-ethnic and inter-faith relations,” considers Turchynov. At the same time, in his opinion, civil society in Ukraine “can be a powerful subject ensuring national security”. “We invite you to join our initiative, all who are willing to defend the country, to combat Russian propaganda, who are ready to confront the aggressor in the information space, to combine efforts to create a common information army, which will give a worthy resistance to the enemy,” concluded the Secretary of the NSDC. Earlier, Aleksandr Turchynov said that the Ukrainian army is one of the strongest in Europe. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.