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DefMin Gabriel Les: Nations have primary responsability to counter hybrid threats

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Countering hybrid threats represents the primary responsibility of nations, Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les told the "Hybrid Warfare in the Black Sea - Romania, Europe, and NATO Collective Responses" conference that took place on Thursday, at the Palace of the National Military Circle.

"The key to success is increasing the resilience of the entire government and in all state institutions," Les said, specifying that no nation or international organization can have access, individually, to all levels and necessary instruments for countering hybrid threats, according to a press release sent by the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) to AGERPRES.

Invited in the "The Hybrid war in the Black Sea area and transatlantic responses" panel discussion, Chief of Operations Directorate with the Defense Staff, Brigadier General Marian Botea, held a presentation regarding the forms of hybrid warfare.

In her turn, Simona Cojocaru, the head of Defence Policy with MApN, talked about the threat presence on both the Eastern flank of NATO, as well as in the extended area of the Black Sea, in the context of the 100th anniversary since several countries in the region obtained their independence.

Colonel Constantin Spinu, Head of Information and Public Relation Directorate, held a presentation on prevention ways in case of hybrid warfare, in the panel discussion titled "Prevention of disinformation in the Black Sea area."

Organized by German Marshall Fund of the United States, with the support of the Ministry of National Defence, the conference brought together experts and political-military analysts, who debated, within the three panels, topical issues on hybrid warfare in the Black Sea region and explored ways of countering it, both at national level and in an allied context.


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