Secretary of the National State Defense Council warns the organizers of the ‘peaceful forums’ in cassocks about criminal responsibility
Ukrayinska Pravda has reported it citing the press service of the National State Defense Council.
Defining the risks and threats associated with the process of preparing and holding the elections to the local council to be held on October 25, 2020, Danilov pointed out that one of the most effective tools of the Russian hybrid war against Ukraine is the use of religious entities in the format of holding “conferences”, “round tables”, “international forums”, “processions” etc.
The purpose of such events is to promote the ideas of the so-called “Russian World”, justify Russian aggression against Ukraine, and promote anti-Ukrainian theses of Russian propaganda.”
According to the NSDC Secretary, such long-term activities of the special services of the Russian Federation in previous years were one of the main factors that made possible the temporary occupation of the Crimean Peninsula and part of the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
“I would like to remind the organizers of various “peace forums” about criminal responsibility for anti-state activities and note that the NSDC of Ukraine is closely monitoring the situation in the state on the eve of the elections, and the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine will respond to any attempts to undermine the internal political situation.”
The declared goal is “to involve the entire society in the negotiation process in the East of Ukraine to hear the opinions and formulate the wishes of civilians.”