Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia Agree to Create Common Platform for Russian Federation Hybrid Methods of Influence Counteraction

13.11.2018 | 15:30
On November 13, Moldova held a trilateral meeting with the participation of Vice Prime Minister for Reintegration Cristina Lesnic, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Vadym Chernysh and the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality of Georgia Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.
This is the first trilateral meeting in history attended by representatives of Governments directly involved in peaceful conflict resolution, as well as reintegration of uncontrolled and Russian-occupied territories in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. Such a meeting was a prerequisite for the creation of the Trilateral Platform, which would allow to develop common approaches of counteraction against hybrid methods of influence of Russian Federation.
During the meeting, the parties discussed priority areas of work that require common interstate approaches, studying and analyzing the methods of Russian influence on the population of uncontrolled, occupied territories of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.
In particular, the parties agreed on the following:
-       creation of an interstate platform,
-       exchange of experience of reintegration policy of the three states,
-    exchange of experience in the field of respect for human rights in uncontrolled and occupied territories of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova,
-   creation of a mechanism for risk assessment and analysis of the situation in uncontrolled and occupied territories of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.
Minister Vadym Chernysh stressed the importance of establishing such a platform, and also initiated the signing of the relevant memorandum:
"Creating a common platform between our three states affected by the aggression of Russian Federation will become a platform for exchange of experience, development of new ideas, in order to avoid repeating the mistakes in the future and to use the best experience. Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have a common problem, and therefore we must develop common ways of counteraction. In the Memorandum of Cooperation, we provide key areas of work that have already been agreed upon and may offer new ones. However, our cooperation concerns exclusively the PEACEFUL WAYS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Modern conflicts require modern solutions, and solutions are built on the basis not only of one’s own experience, but also on the basis of analysis of the experience of other states".
The framework of the platform suggests constant co-operation of the heads of the profile units of the three states and regular meetings at the level of ministers.
"The next step will be the signing of the Memorandum between the profile government agencies of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. According to the preliminary agreement, we must sign the document in December. The main elements of this cooperation will be the protection of human rights, security issues and the exchange of experience," said Cristina Lesnic - Vice Prime Minister for Reintegration".
State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality of Georgia Ketevan Tsikhelashvili supported the initiative and also noted the importance of working out common communication messages:
"An equally important issue is the development of the communication field, because propaganda machine of Russian Federation misleads our peoples who are forced to live in under occupation and control of the aggressor state. We must inform and remind the whole world that the rights of people who are forced to live in occupation are violated on a daily basis. In December, in Georgia, we have a conference on protection of human rights in the occupied territories, where we invite our colleagues from Ukraine and Moldova. In my opinion, the discussion at the conference will be an excellent continuation of the platform work."
"We consider the work of this platform not only at the level of officials, but, above all, at the level of friends sharing experiences. And we must support this trend not because it is important from a political point of view, but because our people need it,"- said Vadym Chernysh.
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Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia Agree to Create Common Platform for Russian Federation Hybrid Methods of Influence Counteraction

13.11.2018 | 15:30
On November 13, Moldova held a trilateral meeting with the participation of Vice Prime Minister for Reintegration Cristina Lesnic, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Vadym Chernysh and the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality of Georgia Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.
This is the first trilateral meeting in history attended by representatives of Governments directly involved in peaceful conflict resolution, as well as reintegration of uncontrolled and Russian-occupied territories in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. Such a meeting was a prerequisite for the creation of the Trilateral Platform, which would allow to develop common approaches of counteraction against hybrid methods of influence of Russian Federation.
During the meeting, the parties discussed priority areas of work that require common interstate approaches, studying and analyzing the methods of Russian influence on the population of uncontrolled, occupied territories of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.
In particular, the parties agreed on the following:
-       creation of an interstate platform,
-       exchange of experience of reintegration policy of the three states,
-    exchange of experience in the field of respect for human rights in uncontrolled and occupied territories of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova,
-   creation of a mechanism for risk assessment and analysis of the situation in uncontrolled and occupied territories of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.
Minister Vadym Chernysh stressed the importance of establishing such a platform, and also initiated the signing of the relevant memorandum:
"Creating a common platform between our three states affected by the aggression of Russian Federation will become a platform for exchange of experience, development of new ideas, in order to avoid repeating the mistakes in the future and to use the best experience. Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have a common problem, and therefore we must develop common ways of counteraction. In the Memorandum of Cooperation, we provide key areas of work that have already been agreed upon and may offer new ones. However, our cooperation concerns exclusively the PEACEFUL WAYS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Modern conflicts require modern solutions, and solutions are built on the basis not only of one’s own experience, but also on the basis of analysis of the experience of other states".
The framework of the platform suggests constant co-operation of the heads of the profile units of the three states and regular meetings at the level of ministers.
"The next step will be the signing of the Memorandum between the profile government agencies of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. According to the preliminary agreement, we must sign the document in December. The main elements of this cooperation will be the protection of human rights, security issues and the exchange of experience," said Cristina Lesnic - Vice Prime Minister for Reintegration".
State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality of Georgia Ketevan Tsikhelashvili supported the initiative and also noted the importance of working out common communication messages:
"An equally important issue is the development of the communication field, because propaganda machine of Russian Federation misleads our peoples who are forced to live in under occupation and control of the aggressor state. We must inform and remind the whole world that the rights of people who are forced to live in occupation are violated on a daily basis. In December, in Georgia, we have a conference on protection of human rights in the occupied territories, where we invite our colleagues from Ukraine and Moldova. In my opinion, the discussion at the conference will be an excellent continuation of the platform work."
"We consider the work of this platform not only at the level of officials, but, above all, at the level of friends sharing experiences. And we must support this trend not because it is important from a political point of view, but because our people need it,"- said Vadym Chernysh.