The foreign Ministers of Britain and Poland have discussed the fight against “Russian disinformation”

Главы МИД Британии и Польши обсудили борьбу с "российской дезинформацией"

The foreign Ministers of UK and Poland Boris Johnson and Witold Waszczykowski discussed in London the issues of strengthening of struggle against “Russian disinformation in Eastern Europe.”

“The Ministers agreed to increase the progress of bilateral UK-Polish relations by strengthening further cooperation in the spheres of foreign and security policy. They also discussed the issues of strengthening the joint fight against Russian disinformation in Eastern Europe”, — stated in the message the Ministry of foreign Affairs of great Britain.

In a recent issue of the struggle with the Russian “propaganda” was often heard in the UK and in other European countries. Last week the European Parliament adopted a resolution which referred to the need to counter the Russian media. On the same day the expert of the research center of the Henry Jackson Society in the UK Parliament Andrew Foxall presented the report, which stated the necessity of imposing on the public contacts of the British with the Russian media or Russian authorities.

In the adopted EP resolution on “Strategic communication of the EU as a counter-propaganda of the third parties” a number of provisions which borders with the proposal to introduce censorship in relation to the Russian media, claimed that Russia allegedly provides financial support to opposition political parties and organizations in the countries-EU members, uses the factor of bilateral interstate relations to divide members of the community. As the main information-related threats to the EU and its partners in Eastern Europe resolution called Sputnik, RT, Fund “Russian world” and subordinated to the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Federal Agency “Rossotrudnichestvo”.

691 MP who took part in the vote, in support of the document voted 304, against — 179, abstained — 208. Thus, clearly the adoption of the document voted less than half of voters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the adoption of this resolution, congratulated the journalists of RT and Sputnik with productive work. However, he noted that this document is apparent degradation of the conception of democracy in Western society. According to Putin, he is counting on a triumph of common sense and hopes that the real limitations for the Russian media will not.