Olha Skrypnyk: russian propaganda is also a weapon, it also kills people
It is in the occupied Crimea that many methods of information warfare were worked out and are still being used by the russian federation.
Olha Skrypnyk, Chairperson of the Board at the Crimean Human Rights Group, made this statement at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform during the discussion of the results of the First Black Sea Security Conference of the International Crimea Platform.
“We held an expert discussion on the problem, which is also part of the war being waged against us. This is russia’s information war, but here the scope is much wider. It is conducted not only against our state, but also, I would say, against all the countries of the democratic world. There are just as many risks here, since today we are talking about the fact that the information war does not have a clearly defined front line. That is why russia is waging an information war in almost all states of the democratic world now,” the human rights activist noted.
According to Olha Skrypnyk, during the discussions, the experts were unanimous on the fact that today russian propaganda works as a weapon.
“We all share the same opinion that russian propaganda is also a weapon. That is, it kills people just the same,” the human rights activist noted.
Olha Skrypnyk says that Crimea in this context, as in the context of global and regional security, is also one of the key issues. Since many methods of information warfare were worked out and are still being practiced by the russian federation precisely in the occupied Crimea.
In addition, she pointed out that it was possible to get the earnest support of many experts in the matter of the information war waged by russia, in Crimea, particularly. Experts were united around this issue at the security conference.
“The Crimea Platform and Crimea remain on the agenda, and this is important. Moreover, we see that even more experts, more organizations want to join the various analytical directions related to Crimea. Because today everyone has a clear understanding that it started with Crimea. Therefore, many people will now also be working on how to return Crimea, how to de-occupy it, what the reintegration processes will look like, and how to overcome all these consequences of the long-term occupation of our Crimea.”
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