U.S. Senator John Sidney McCain, famous for its Russophobic views, hopes that the Center for strategic communication NATO, which on Thursday was opened in Riga, will help resist the information influence of Russia.
on Thursday in the Latvian capital, a solemn opening ceremony of the Center for strategic communication NATO, who works for a year. The Grand opening was held in the presence of the presidents of Lithuania and Latvia Raimonds Vejonis and Dalia Grybauskaite, and a delegation of U.S. senators led by McCain. The Centre aims to coordinate the work of NATO, to provide training information and psychological operations of the Commonwealth.
As stated by McCain at a press conference, the Centre's work " will refer not only To Ukraine and Eastern Europe, but also To the United States." In his vision, the ongoing Russia's information campaign in recent years " dramatically increased ".
"I believe that the Center of strategic communications will help to achieve the truth for all NATO countries, and among them the Baltic States. This Center will help to spread the truth, " said the Senator.
To the Centre's opening is timed two-day conference " Riga dialogue on strategic communications: perception matters." As part of the event participants - Authorized, NATO, Ukraine and Georgia intend to discuss the role of social media in times of conflict. Experts will also discuss the influence of media on society in the period of crisis situations.