July 13, 2016, Brussels Press Club, conference ‘Russian Hybrid War and Politics in Europe’.
Europe is being subjected to a new form of warfare – ‘Hybrid Warfare’…
In 2008, Russia invaded Georgia, and military occupies two northern regions of the country to this day. In 2014 Russia invaded, and has illegally annexed, Crimea. In carrying out this act, Vladimir Putin became the first European leader to do this since Adolf Hitler. Russian troops, and Russian backed seperatists, are now operating in Eastern Ukraine.
Against this backdrop, The Kremlin has effectively forced western media out of the country, cyber attacks against western countries are on the rise, and the Russian propaganda machine is in overdrive. Russian financial support for the far-right in many EU countries is underming and dividing societies. The Russian military is carrying out regular and highly dangerous provocations against NATO forces.
A report by Canada’s primary intelligence agency warns in stark language that Russia is “retooling its military for a fight” and appears to be “mobilizing for war”.
The aim of this event is to discuss, and to place into a wider context, the various components of Russia’s hybrid war, and to ask“what is Europe’s response?”
Dr. Fedorov (Russia) and his colleagues from Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (Ukraine) and Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI” (Ukraine) will present fresh results of their researches on so called “hybrid” war by Russia against Ukraine in different aspects.
Wednesday 13th July 2016
10.30 – 13.00
Press Club Brussels Europe
Rue Froissart, 95 – 1040 Brussels
Moderator, Gary Cartwright, publisher, EU Today
Yehor Bozhok the acting Head of Mission of Ukraine to NATO
Jakub Kalensky, East StratCom Task Force Member, European External Action Service
Yury Fedorov, expert in Russian foreign and security policy, author of the book ‘Hybrid War a-la Russe’
Mykhailo Gonchar, President, Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI”, author of the book ‘Energy component in new generation warfare’
Mykhailo Samus, Deputy Director for International Affairs, Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, Kyiv
Volodymyr Kopchak, Deputy Director, Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, Kyiv.
During the event the new books will be presented:
‘Hybrid war a la Russe’
‘Russia splits Europe. The sphere of military-technical cooperation targeted’
‘Energy component in new generation warfare’
A cocktail reception will follow the conference.
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