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Dear Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office,

Liz Truss revealed she is establishing a new Russia-Ukraine Government Information Cell (GIC), which will “draw on expertise from across government to expose disinformation and rebut fake narratives” - reported in the Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...
I would like to know which departments, groups or roles within government will be working in the GIC and whether it has both a foreign and domestic focus, or both. What is the budget please?
Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Emma L Briant

Information Rights (Sensitive), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Dear Emma L Briant,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request
FOI2022/04378, received 21st February. Please find our response attached.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Unit

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office