A presentation of the policy document of guidelines “Response to aggressive information policy conducted by Russia" was held in Riga. The document is developed by the Baltic-Black Sea Alliance in cooperation with over 20 experts in public administration, security, and media from the Baltic States, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia and Poland.
The document provides an overview of information space threats to the Baltic States, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, as well as a number of concrete action proposals on the ways of strengthening media environment and development of an effective regional cooperation in order to reduce the threat to information space created by Russia.
During the presentation chairman of the Baltic-Black Sea alliance Sarmīte Ēlerte has noted that the presence of Russian media at the markets of the Baltic States, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova and aggressive information campaign of the RF poses a threat to these states. Events in Ukraine have shown that information can be used as a weapon of the hybrid war. This aggressive information policy should be responded, but the response shouldn’t be the same as Russian threats. This adequate response should be based on democratic principles.
On March 31 this recommendation document “Response to an aggressive information policy conducted by Russia" will be presented for discussion in Ukraine. At the end of April this document will be discussed in Brussels with the proposals added by the Ukrainian side to present the final generalized version of at the Summit "EU Eastern Partnership", which is to be held in May in Riga under Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU.