02:16 GMT14 August 2020
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    According to the country's defence deputy minister, the information attack is aimed to undermine the Russian society's confidence in the Armed Forces' combat readiness as well as discrediting the efforts on boosting the capabilities of the Russian army.

    Russian Ministry of Defence has information that several nations are preparing an information attack to target the country's Armed Forces leadership, the Russian Defence Deputy minister, Ruslan Tsalikov, said in an interview with the military's official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda on Friday.

    "Today, we have reliable information that some countries are involved in coordinated activities via particular media to discredit the Russian government agencies, politicians, public figures and journalists. At the same time, we are expecting soon an intensification of information pressure on the leadership of the Russian Armed Forces at all levels", Tsalikov said.

    He also added that people behind the supposed attack are going to use the "dirty tools of information war" and that the Russian military leadership is ready to counter the attack with "honest and transparent work".

    He also elaborated on how information "has turned into a powerful weapon in the right hands and with sufficient resources".

    Earlier, the Russian Armed Forces said they had detected 34 foreign jets that were engaged in reconnaissance activities close to Russia's airspace last week.

    Chief of Russia's General Staff Valery Gerasimov also noted earlier this month that "unprecedented political, economic and information pressure is exerted on states trying to pursue an independent policy, including Russia".

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