NATO Unites Moldovan, Ukrainian Experts Against Hybrid Threats


On 21 and 22 November, Moldovan and Ukrainian experts gathered in Chisinau to exchange experiences on hybrid threats and challenges since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and to share lessons learned on countering hybrid tactics.

NATO brings together Moldovan and Ukrainian experts to strengthen cooperation against hybrid threats

Organized in the framework of the NATO-Ukraine Platform on Countering Hybrid Warfare, the event took place, for the first time, in the Republic of Moldova. It offered the opportunity to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between Ukraine and Moldova's security and defence institutions, as well as to enhance inter-agency cooperation. Representatives from Allied nations and the EUPartnership Mission in Moldova also contributed to the discussions.

The participants focused on a range of issues related to hybrid threats and resilience, including: strategic communications and disinformation, government and inter-government cooperation, energy security, and protection of critical infrastructure. "These expert consultations aim to strengthen resilience and facilitate the prevention and countering of hybrid attacks. The presence of so many experts is a unique opportunity to highlight and analyse common hybrid risks and threats to Moldova and Ukraine," said Michaela Šimáková, Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Moldova.

The Platform was launched in 2016 as a tool for NATO and Ukraine to facilitate exchanges on Russian hybrid tactics, including by developing tools to defend and enhance resilience. The work of the Platform is open to select partners facing hybrid pressure from Russia.

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