Feb 13, 12:24 am
Prime Minister of Ukraine Shmyhal: panic destroys states better than tanks and machine guns
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal
(Photo: JOHANNA GERON / Reuters / TASS)
A hybrid war has been waged against Ukraine for many years, but citizens should not panic, since such sentiments are the best way to destroy the state. Prime Minister Denys Shmigal stated this in his video message to the Ukrainians.
“The gas crisis in Europe, the weakening of the hryvnia exchange rate, cyber attacks on government resources, massive pseudo-mining of infrastructure facilities, paid rallies. These are all elements of a hybrid war. And the most terrible of them is disinformation with forcing panic. We live in a world of rapid information dissemination, when panic is a gift for the enemy. It is panic that destroys states better than tanks and machine guns,” he said.
According to him, the times when the Ukrainian army was weak have already passed. “This is not 2014, but 2022! Our army is strong, our position in the international arena is strong,” the prime minister said.
Shmyhal also said that Ukraine feels confident in the economic sphere as well. “There are no real macroeconomic reasons for destabilizing the hryvnia exchange rate. Let’s not create them ourselves,” he said.