Russia forms Information Warrior Troops

The Associated Press reports today that Russia’s Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, stated that a new branch of their military was being formed. Shoigu did not go into detail about the mission of the Information Warrior troops, but stated that “propaganda needs to be clever, smart, and efficient.” In addition to the Minister of Defense’s statement, retired Russian Colonel General Leonid Ivashov said they must, “stop offering excuses”, to the west and, “expose its lies”. The report from AP also stated that US intelligence agencies have accused Russia of hacking Democratic emails to meddle in the US presidential election of 2016. The report does not specifically state what emails may have been hacked and what impact they may have had on the US presidential election.

AP story found here: https://www.apnews.com/8b7532462dd0495d9f756c9ae7d2ff3c/Russia-military-acknowledges-new-branch:-info-warfare-troops

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