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Quote:The European Parliament has urged the EU to counter Russian "propaganda" and said sanctions cannot be lifted until Russia stops its "aggressive and expansionist policy" towards Ukraine.

'Hybrid war'
The MEPs' resolution said Russia's policy "constitutes a threat to the unity and independence of Ukraine and poses a potential threat to the EU itself, including the illegal annexation of Crimea and waging an undeclared hybrid war against Ukraine".

They accused Russia of "information war, blending elements of cyber warfare, use of regular and irregular forces, propaganda, economic pressure, energy blackmail, diplomacy and political destabilisation".

State-controlled TV dominates the media scene in Russia and accuses the Ukrainian government of waging war on Russian-speaking civilians.

A ceasefire agreed in September has been left in tatters as shelling continues, though there have been some significant prisoner swaps.

The MEPs urged the European Commission to set clear benchmarks for the existing sanctions which, if achieved by Russia, could trigger a suspension or removal of some of the restrictions.

The Commission should also "prepare and present to Parliament within two months a communication strategy to counter the Russian propaganda campaign", they said.

They called for "instruments that would allow the EU and its member states to address the propaganda campaign".

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30833590
(01-16-2015 06:02 AM)CTsar Wrote: [ -> ]
Quote:The European Parliament has urged the EU to counter Russian "propaganda" and said sanctions cannot be lifted until Russia stops its "aggressive and expansionist policy" towards Ukraine.

'Hybrid war'
The MEPs' resolution said Russia's policy "constitutes a threat to the unity and independence of Ukraine and poses a potential threat to the EU itself, including the illegal annexation of Crimea and waging an undeclared hybrid war against Ukraine".

They accused Russia of "information war, blending elements of cyber warfare, use of regular and irregular forces, propaganda, economic pressure, energy blackmail, diplomacy and political destabilisation".

State-controlled TV dominates the media scene in Russia and accuses the Ukrainian government of waging war on Russian-speaking civilians.

A ceasefire agreed in September has been left in tatters as shelling continues, though there have been some significant prisoner swaps.

The MEPs urged the European Commission to set clear benchmarks for the existing sanctions which, if achieved by Russia, could trigger a suspension or removal of some of the restrictions.

The Commission should also "prepare and present to Parliament within two months a communication strategy to counter the Russian propaganda campaign", they said.

They called for "instruments that would allow the EU and its member states to address the propaganda campaign".

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30833590

"State-controlled TV"... Is there anywhere on Earth whose TV is not state-controlled? Iceland, maybe? Propaganda about propaganda. It makes your head spin sometimes.
Interesting!

Last month someone posted a thread about British Parliament complaining that RT was smoking BBC, and that they needed to quadruple funding or something to compete.

How do you all feel about governments funding subversive News Media outlets in other languages?

I'd say hell no, but I think RT is doing good in America. America needs that alternative perspective relief from the day-to-day MSM cycle.

I wouldn't feel the same way about a EU run Russian News Media, but hey I guess it's only fair. I think Russian People have political realism, and would probably see through most of the bogus stories.
how was the annexation of Crimea illegal when 95% of Crimeans wanted it?

these idiots don't believe in DEMOCRACY?

also the heads of the KIEV JUNTA were calling for the death of all russians. this is a SECURITY AND SAFETY issue as well.. in addition to being democratically cogent.
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