Buildings of Ukraine’s MFA to remove all Huawei equipment, - U.S. State Department

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian authorities refused to cooperate with Huawei in the project of creating a "smart city"
18:47, 23 December 2020

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The U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith J. Krach said that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry had decided to get rid of all Huawei equipment installed on departmental buildings, Ukrinform reports.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to remove all Huawei equipment from its buildings. Several other government agencies have also followed this example," said Krach following a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal.

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Krach recalled that the Ukrainian government recently refused to cooperate with Huawei in the project of creating a "smart city", preferring the American Cisco.

"These are wise decisions," noted the U.S. Under Secretary of State.

As we reported earlier, the U.S. Department of Commerce included 45 Russian and 58 Chinese companies in the so-called "blacklist" of companies that are related to the defense sectors of these countries.

The U.S. Government has determined that these companies are ‘military end users’ for purposes of the ‘military end user’ control in the EAR that applies to specified items for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to the China, Russia, and Venezuela when such items are destined for a prohibited ‘military end user’,” the statement said.

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