While Ukraine is not a Participating State of the Centre, Hybrid CoE has had practical cooperation with the country since the Centre was established in 2017, and contacts have been further strengthened since the start of the war. The Centre has supported Ukrainian exercises and conducts analysis on the situation in the country.
The Centre’s current work concerning Russian aggression and its implications builds on Hybrid CoE’s longstanding research and analysis about Russian hybrid threat operations and strategies, disinformation narratives, as well as its strategic culture. This work will continue as outlined in the Centre’s work plan for 2022. Two recent publications related to Russia’s attack on Ukraine are ‘Russia’s military buildup along Ukraine’s border: What to expect?’ by Margarete Klein and ‘The Kremlin’s messaging on Ukraine: Authorities and “media” hand in hand’ by Jakub Kalenský.
Hybrid CoE stands firmly by the values of democracy, an open society, the rule of law and respect for human rights, and continues its work to strengthen its Participating States’ and the whole Euro-Atlantic area’s security. Our work is more important today than ever.