17 mar 2023 9:45 p.m
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev believes that using NGOs in hybrid warfare is a preferred method of some countries hostile to Russia.
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council and ex-President, has stated that the use of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in hybrid warfare is a popular technique of some countries hostile to Russia. The politician now called for the activities of such companies to be stopped. A Justice Department meeting said:
“They set up organizations under decent shields, which in reality aim to shake up the situation in the country and undermine the stability of civil society. We have seen many examples of this.”
Medvedev noted that the ministry has already created special tools for non-profit organizations, including publishing reports in its information sources. The former president listed the upcoming tasks:
“There is a need to further improve legislation in this area, prevent unfair competition, introduce the principles of openness and transparency, and streamline corporate governance of non-profit organizations.”
The official further clarified that achieving balance and security in this area is key. From this Medvedev concluded:
“Therefore, on the one hand, we must create a comfortable environment for normal, trustworthy NGOs whose work really benefits the state and society. On the other hand, the work of structures whose activities are contrary to the interests of the Russian Federation should be suppressed with the utmost severity.”
At the same time, the ex-president continued, Moscow would oppose the efforts of various states to undermine the pillars of international law. He stated that Russia remains committed to the “consistent formation of a multipolar world order” while making every effort to prevent “the distortion” of norms of international law and the revision of the UN Charter.
more on the subject – Geographic pillow fight: Zelensky wants to rename Russia, Medvedev counters