Kiev’s CCD Escalates Drive to Crack Down on Opponents of the War

On Sept. 1 and 2, another gathering took place in Kiev under the auspices of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) and Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD), attended by representatives of NATO, the U.S. State Department and other European nations. Their avowed purpose was to accelerate plans to impose dictatorial thought-control over the globe, in the name of fighting “Russian disinformation.”

According to the CCD website, the international roundtable on “Combatting Disinformation in the Conditions of Military Operations” brought together ambassadors and representatives of 24 countrie, including two “senior experts” from NATO’s Strategic Communications Center, and diplomats and “experts” from the U.S., France, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Canada, as well as the Baltic nations.

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, and CCD acting head Andriy Shapovalov hosted the event. According to the reports published by those two institutions, Shapovalov insisted that international law must recognize “infoterrorism” as a crime, and that anyone committing such a crime be declared an “information terrorist” and subjected to measures such as are applied to actual terrorists.

Danilov stated outright that the CCD had been created in preparation for the war they were planning. “We understood in advance that there would be a war; that’s why in March 2021, the Center for Countering Disinformation was created by Presidential Decree,” he said. (A few days earlier, Danilov had reported that Ukraine — and thus its NATO backers – had begun preparing for war in December 2019.)

The reports give very scant coverage to what the western representatives said, but underscore their enthusiastic support for the supposed “war on disinformation”.

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