Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova commented on the statement of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about the article in The New York Times, who called it part of “hybrid war”.
“Now the left Kiev to demand the inclusion of the New York Times in any sanctions list. Better American. Or?”, — Zakharov wrote on his page in Facebook.
31 March The New York Times published an article criticizing the policy of Poroshenko. It said that “Poroshenko as a product of the old political system, obviously, allows the continuation of corrupt practices in the country to preserve policy space”.
“But the President, Prime Minister and Parliament should be aware that neither the IMF nor the donor countries, including the US, are not going to throw money into a “swamp of corruption”, — was stated in the article.
Poroshenko, commenting on the publication of The New York Times, saw in it signs of “hybrid war”. “I would like to clearly comment on: today against Ukraine is a hybrid war, including through mechanisms for disseminating information, discrediting the Ukrainian state”, — quotes the words Poroshenko said during his visit to the US, “Ukrainian truth”.