Moscow Patriarchate is a project to spread the "Russian World" and a powerful tool in Russia's war against Ukraine, - Tsybulska
"I am confident that the Moscow Patriarchate is such a big project to spread the Russian world, a powerful tool in Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine. We need to talk about this," she said.
Tsybulska added that the Moscow Patriarchate distributes theses of Russian propaganda.
"Its main task is to keep as many people as possible in the information, cultural and political orbit of the aggressor country. And these tasks do not coincide in any way with the movement of Modern Ukraine," Tsybulska underscored.
The Russian Orthodox Church is represented in Ukraine by its branch, which is called the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
In March 2021, two special agencies were created in Ukraine to counter Russian disinformation and propaganda. In particular, a Center for Countering Disinformation is being created as part of the Ministry of Culture. The center will be headed by Lyubov Tsybulska, who was the head of the Hybrid Threat Analysis Group at the Ukrainian crisis Media Center.
In addition, another body called the International Center for countering disinformation has been created on the basis of the National Security and Defense Council. On April 2, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree appointing Polina Lysenko head of the International Center for Countering Disinformation.