MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. Western special services have been using hybrid war methods against Russia for long, Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said at the 8th Moscow International Security Conference on Wednesday.
"It is not us who have developed hybrid warfare methods. The West’s special services have for long been using them, in the first place, against Russia," Gerasimov noted.
Western countries are accusing Russia of such methods to camouflage their actions, Gerasimov said. However, "the number of those who are ready to believe in this lie is becoming increasingly less," the chief of Russia’s General Staff stressed.
The Eighth Moscow Conference on International Security is being held on April 23-25. The agenda includes crucial issues related to international security, and the sides will exchange views on modern military dangers and threats, including improving the arms control system. The participants will also discuss the situation in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. The defense ministers from at least 35 countries and more than 1,000 experts from over 100 countries are taking part in the event.