ua en ru

NATO and Ukrainian representatives study hybrid attack resistance amid Russia's war

NATO and Ukrainian representatives study hybrid attack resistance amid Russia's war NATO along with Ukrainians studied resistance to hybrid attacks (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

NATO, alongside Ukrainians, discussed methods to counter hybrid threats against the backdrop of full-scale aggression by Russia, reports the North Atlantic Alliance.

"On 21 and 22 November, Moldovan and Ukrainian experts gathered in Chisinau to exchange experiences on hybrid threats and challenges since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and to share lessons learned on countering hybrid tactics," the statement says.

It is noted that the event, organized within the framework of the NATO-Ukraine platform to counter hybrid warfare, took place for the first time in the Republic of Moldova.

This facilitated strengthening dialogue and cooperation between Ukraine and Moldova's security and defense institutions, as well as expanding interagency cooperation. Representatives from NATO member countries and the EU partnership mission in Moldova also participated in the discussions.

What was specifically discussed?

The participants specifically discussed a range of issues related to hybrid threats and resilience, focusing on strategic communications and disinformation, governmental and intergovernmental cooperation, energy security, and the protection of critically important infrastructure.

NATO and Ukrainian representatives study hybrid attack resistance amid Russia's war

Photo: Meeting (

"These expert consultations aim to strengthen resilience and facilitate the prevention and countering of hybrid attacks. The presence of so many experts is a unique opportunity to highlight and analyse common hybrid risks and threats to Moldova and Ukraine," said Michaela Šimáková, Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Moldova.

The platform was launched in 2016 as a tool for NATO and Ukraine to facilitate the exchange of information regarding Russian hybrid tactics, including the development of tools for protection and increased resilience.

Russia destabilizes the situation in Ukraine and other countries Ukrainian

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently stated that Russia aimed to remove him from office by the end of 2023, devising a destabilization plan called Maidan-3.

The head of Ukraine's Foreign Intelligence Service, Oleksandr Lytvynenko, reveals that Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine has entered a critical phase, yet dictator Vladimir Putin still believes there's no turning back and is prepared to continue aggression for a long time.

Moreover, the Kremlin has plans concerning other countries.