SIMFEROPOL, November 6. /TASS/. Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Dmitry Polonsky reported that the Ukraine discovered the center, which is engaged in preparation of fake materials and information stuffing to discredit the Crimea.
“The center was established in Kiev. The important thing is that they will not speak about reality, not about what’s really going on, and will publish some information aimed at discrediting the situation in Crimea, Crimean and Russian authorities. All this is done, of course, on the eve of presidential elections”, – told TASS on Monday Polonsky.
According to him, the first center was opened to the journalists. The centre, according to him, oversee the Ukrainian and Western intelligence agencies. In addition, the center has good funding. Polonsky noted that in the information war will try to engage citizens residing in the territory of the Crimea, politicians and bloggers.
“Someone will use blindly, vkidyvaya information that they have published. Someone will work out in the open. But forewarned is forearmed. Given the fact that there is an understanding of how it will look, who will be and so on, it will give the opportunity to react to all those stories and eliminate information dumps, which will be distributed. The question of professionalism, you need to understand the situation, to distinguish these fakes,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
Polonsky recalled that similar centres exist in Europe. “For example, in the Prague centre was established, who was involved in preparation of fake materials, information dumps,” said he.
Earlier, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that Crimea waged against large-scale information war. This involved “as the security services and state structures of Ukraine and some Western countries.”
Aksenov called Crimean, and above all journalists, bloggers, representatives of public organizations and authorities, to be very careful to distinguish between constructive criticism of the government from information stuffing. He also stressed that openness, the Crimean authorities will help against this massive information war.