Security Service reports no traces of Russia's interference in local elections

Source : 112 Ukraine

The National Police of Ukraine do not possess the relevant information as well
15:35, 27 October 2020

Local elections in Ukraine

Law enforcement agencies did not record any proof of Russia's interference in Ukraine’s recent local elections. This was announced by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Ukranews reports.

"Nothing like that has happened yet," the statement said.

The National Police also said that they had no information about Russia interfering in the elections. In particular, the agency did not record any hostile cyberattacks.

Related: Second tour of local elections to take place in many cities, - President’s Office

It is worth noting that the SBU has neutralized 460 cyber incidents and cyber attacks on the bodies of state power since the beginning of the year. Moreover, since January, the service has neutralized 16 bot farms with a capacity of over 60,000 bots.

As we reported earlier, according to the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the election process during this year's local elections went smoothly and was transparent.

The OSCE/ODIHR began its work in Ukraine on September 23. The mission team includes 16 experts working in Kyiv, as well as 66 long-term observers working across Ukraine.

Related: Ukrainians receive almost 13,700 ID-cards on local elections eve

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