Pro-Russian mass media in Ukraine continue an informational attack to slow the European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze announced on air of the parliamentary Rada TV channel.
"We see an attack, another mythologization of both the EU and NATO. This is a kind of cascade that flows from the Russian media scene to ours in Ukraine. I see this as a serious threat", stressed the Vice Prime Minister.
She reminded that the State Budget for 2019 contains spending for conducting information campaigns on European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
"This is informing the citizens by the state institutions about real values and advantages we obtain when we are introducing specific standards of NATO or specific EU rules and procedures", said Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.
According to the Vice Prime Minister, holding election campaigns in 2019 could seriously slow down the advancement of Ukraine towards European integration: "There will be a lot of attempts through populist slogans or declarative stories to decrease the efficiency of the work in the direction of the European integration and the introduction of standards of the North Atlantic Alliance. "On the other hand, upcoming elections can encourage politicians to report to Ukrainians about their work", she asserted.