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National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine16.11.2018, 08:33

Greetings of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Day of radio, television and communication workers

Dear friends, I sincerely congratulate you on the professional holiday!

Every day, every hour, every minute something happens in the world. Events of a planetary scale happen, and, as it may seem, the ordinary ones as well. But every event becomes unique when it hits the TV screen or radio. Modern information communications provide access to information anywhere in the world, compressing time and space.

Thanks to your work, the world really has become a "global village", predicted by Marshall McLuhan more than half a century ago.

In the conditions of hybrid war waged by the Russian Federation against us, which includes information aggression, it is extremely important for society to remain informed, to know the truth, to be able to expose lies. And it is you who maintain defense of our country in this field. It depends on you how fast Ukrainians will receive information and what its quality will be.

The military defend our country at the forefront with the help of firepower, diplomats fight on the international stage through persuasion and dialogue, and your weapon is  the truth. You protect the right of people to the truth, you fight with disinformation, counter Russian propaganda, strengthen the belief in victory.

So I wish you creative achievements, strength, sympathy, health and well-being!

Happy holiday!