Today, the domestic information space is under unprecedented influence. Ukraine is facing attempts to systemically sow panic, spread fake information and distort the real state of affairs. All this combined is nothing more than another massive wave of hybrid warfare.

The Security Service, within its authority, is continuously analyzing various scenarios - there is a clear action plan for each of them. Together with the leadership of the state, executive and legislative branches, other law enforcement and security authorities, we are ready to respond to the situation not only when the need arises, but in advance. And we are already doing this.

At the same time, we fully understand the motives of the current information pressure - to sow anxiety in Ukrainian society, to undermine confidence in the state’s ability to protect its citizens, to destabilize our unity.

The SSU is seeing such manifestations of hybrid warfare in social networks, some mass media, in the spread of narratives of the aggressor state by certain politicians, etc. The SSU is not just observing these, but also actively counteracting to them. This is reflected in the NSDC decisions, number of neutralized cyberattacks, dismantling of numerous bot farms, exposing agent networks of hostile intelligence services and preventing sabotage and terrorist attacks.

The SSU officers are working in all regions of our country in an intensified mode. We are ready to defend Ukraine.

However, stability and peace in our country at the moment depend not only on the government, but also on the measured actions of every Ukrainian. We should all remain calm and resist provocations. Panic and destabilization play into the enemies’ hands, and do not benefit Ukraine.

We all need to think critically and check all the information; be guided by data from official sources, not anonymous ones; learn to distinguish truth from fakes.

And let’s not forget - Ukraine’s strength is not only in a powerful army, but in the unity of everyone of us. Together, we are able to defend Ukraine. Our freedom, independence and dignity.