MOSCOW, Nov. 4 Slovak residents increasingly support the Russian position in Ukraine, Bloomberg reports with reference to the head of the center for combating hybrid threats under the Slovak Ministry of Internal Affairs, Daniel Milo.
In September, the Bratislava online publication Dennik N reported that more than half of the survey participants in Slovakia support the Russian Federation in the conflict in Ukraine.
According to Milo, at the beginning of Russia's special operation in Ukraine, the number of “pro-Russian” and “pro-Ukrainian” messages was about the same.
“But within a few months the situation changed. Pro-Russian messages on Facebook* (banned in the Russian Federation as extremist) prevailed more and more,” he said. According to Milo, this was the result of a “disinformation campaign”.
In this regard, the center he heads intends to acquire analytical software to detect “information operations.”
Russia launched a military special operation in Ukraine on February 24th. Russian President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” To this end, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass.
* The activities of Meta (social networks Facebook and Instagram) are banned in Russia as extremist