2019-08-26 17:13:00

Poroshenko warns of ongoing attacks on Ukrainian army, language, faith

Kiev, August 26, Interfax - Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has warned that attempts at informational attacks on the Ukrainian army, Church, and language are ongoing.

"Regrettably, we are experiencing a huge number of attacks in the informational environment, including by the aggressor country. This is an element of a hybrid war," Poroshenko said in an interview with the TV channel Ukraina.

In particular, attacks on the Ukrainian army are continuing, "while parades have been cancelled, and the level of social protection of Ukrainian service members has declined," which should not be allowed and which is "extremely dangerous," he said.

"An attack on the Ukrainian Church: You see that the law enforcement and judicial bodies have already joined this, including by making attempts to cancel the registration of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine - the only Ukrainian Church. This cannot be allowed," Poroshenko said.

An attack has also been waged on the Ukrainian language, he said. "Plans have already been voiced to cancel the quotas and the language legislation and to introduce a second official language - so far in certain regions," Poroshenko said.

"This would have disastrous consequences for the state," he said.