NGOs are weapons in ‘hybrid war’ – ex-Russian president

NGOs are weapons in ‘hybrid war’ – ex-Russian president

The organizations often seek to stir civil unrest while claiming to pursue noble goals, Dmitry Medvedev insists

Russia’s adversaries have been using various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to destabilize the nation, former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev stated on Friday while stressing the need to counter such destructive activities.

Speaking at a session of Russia’s Ministry of Justice, Medvedev, who now serves as deputy chairman of the Security Council, claimed that NGOs were frequently being used for malign purposes.

“We know that the favorite method of our enemies, of all sorts, is to use NGOs in hybrid wars,” the official asserted, noting that some…