Military Media Center began its work in Ukraine’s defence sphere

2022-08-18 16:05:00 | ID: 68138

Military Media Center will be a joint media platform that accumulates all communicational capabilities of Ukraine’s security and defence forces. It began its operation today, on 18 August, on the premises of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. The Center has to ensure the promotion of a single information policy to oppose Russian armed aggression against Ukraine. A joint information work of the communicational units of Ukraine’s security agencies was aimed for this purpose – said Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine Hanna Maliar during the presentation of the Military Media Center concept to the representatives of the defence forces and security sector components.

«Since the beginning of the full-scale aggression, we have faced information challenges we have not seen before. However, we managed them and received a unique experience. Becoming a single voice of security and defence forces is our goal. We have to become a reliable source of information in the defence sphere. Together, cooperating and complementing each other, we can show a more voluminous picture of events on the front, » noted Hanna Maliar.

As part of the Center, representatives of the communication units of the Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Guard, the National Police, the State Border Guard Service and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, the Department of State Security and the State Special Communications Service and Information Protection of Ukraine, Ukroboronprom will collaborate.

The Military Media Center will support the work of Ukrainian and foreign journalists covering the Russian-Ukrainian war. Briefings, press conferences, information on current events with the participation of representatives of the state's security forces, discussions and expert panels devoted to the topic of Ukraine's defence capabilities will be held here.

During the first meeting in the Military Media Center, representatives of the information and media structures of the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces of Ukraine were awarded. In particular, the Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine, Hanna Maliar, on behalf of Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, presented a departmental award to military journalist Captain Danylo Ishchenko, who, while performing a combat mission in the Kharkiv region, came under enemy fire, was wounded and lost a limb. The Information Agency correspondent Lieutenant Colonel Oksana Ivanets and strategic communications advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lyudmila Dolgonovska also received awards from the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.

The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Mykola Balan, congratulated the opening of the Military Media Center and, on behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, presented awards to public relations officers Lieutenant Valeria Skoryk, Senior Lieutenant Andriy Bezruk, and Junior Lieutenant Iryna Rybakova.

Representatives of the Kyiv Association of Military Attachés also took part in the event.