KYIV (FNI) - The initiator of the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council was the immediate constitutional leader of this body - the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
And the main aspect of the meeting will be the development of mechanisms to counter interference in the election campaign from the outside. Considering the sad experience of Europe and the United States, having experienced a wide arsenal of actions aimed at distorting the will of the voter, Ukraine has agreed with the US and the EU to coordinate opposition to such interference.
And if the same United States has been attacked, from at least four sources, then our threat is entirely obvious. Therefore, the Head of State and instructed the NSDCU to provide for a meeting on countering the intervention of the Russian Federation in the elections. He said this on his Facebook page.
Poroshenko noted that in Western countries there is no doubt that Russia is preparing large-scale interventions in the electoral processes. In addition, Ukraine has previously agreed with partners to coordinate efforts to combat such interference.
"I instruct the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to provide for a separate meeting to counter interference in the elections and should be ready to counter the hybrid challenges to the free democratic will of our citizens in common with our international partners," Poroshenko said.