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On NATO Front Lines, Slovaks Fight Advance of Russian Propaganda

  • Slovakia is beefing up special unit that fights hybrid threats
  • Russia still enjoys wide support in Slovakia, EU member state
Bratislava, Slovakia. 

Bratislava, Slovakia. 

Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

Slovakia, a NATO and European Union member where polls show half of citizens believe Russia didn’t cause the war in Ukraine, is beefing up a special unit set up this year to fight hybrid threats.

Now the Center for Countering Hybrid Threats at the Interior Ministry is looking to buy special AI-based analytical software to detect information operations. “It will allow us to have a better overview of what is happening online and whether it is managed from abroad,” said Daniel Milo, the unit’s chief in an interview this week.