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Volker and Parubiy discuss cyber security during forthcoming elections in Ukraine

Volker noted that the security of elections is a common interest
21:28, 15 September 2018

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Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy and Special Representative of the US State Department Kurt Volker at a meeting on Friday, September 14 discussed information and cyber threats from the Russian Federation regarding the forthcoming elections, the press service of the Verkhovna Rada reports.

"Ukraine often experiences information attacks and cyberattacks from Russia, so now, on the eve of the elections, it is important to support and cooperate with the United States of America, who know very well what Russian cyberattacks and, in particular, interference in elections are," Parubiy said.

In turn, Volker noted that "the security of elections is our common interest, therefore we actively cooperate with the Ukrainian authorities and non-governmental organizations to ensure the security."

Parubiy also noted the importance of the aspect of information security, "because in Ukraine there is a network of so-called media, controlled from the aggressor country, which in fact play the role of an instrument of Russian propaganda."

"As the Russian aggressor occupied part of the Ukrainian lands, in the same way part of the information space of Ukraine is occupied," the speaker summed up.

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