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UWC calls upon Ukrainian communities to help document incidents of Russian disinformation

November 18, 2015 – Media release

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is calling upon Ukrainian communities to join the international effort to combat Russian disinformation by helping to document such incidents.

East StratCom Team of the European External Action Service, the European Union’s diplomatic service, was tasked with analyzing Russian disinformation, revealing its fundamental aims and tendencies, reacting and effectively preventing further similar steps by the Russian Federation.

Recently, East StratCom created a network for de-bunking myths of the Russian Federation which includes repesentatives of mass media, think tanks, individual experts, officials and non-governmental organizations that are to be the source of facts on Russian disinformation.

The UWC requests that individuals and organizations send any discovered incidents of Russian disinformation with a link to the relevant source to the UWC Liaison Officer to the EU Maryna Iaroshevych ( who will, in turn, submit such materials to East StratCom for analysis.

“We call upon Ukrainian communities to join the effort by East StratCom to compile examples of disinformation that attempt to justify Russian aggression in Ukraine and threaten democratic principles and European values,” commented UWC President Eugene Czolij.

The UWC is the international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC has member organizations in 34 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967, the UWC was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status.

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