Romania to give Ukraine cyber protection equipment for over €1 million

Source : 112 Ukraine

“This is a question of months, I think even weeks until it arrives in Ukraine,” Klympush Tsintsadze said
13:29, 29 June 2017

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Romania will give Ukraine equipment for cyber protection for over 1 million euros within the frameworks of NATO Trust Fund for cyber security. This was reported by the vice-prime minister on European integration Ivanna Klympush Tsintsadze.

“Trust Fund for cyber security is one of the funds that is actively used. At the moment, we are waiting for the equipment that will provide us with a more active and more capable cyber defense system from Romania, which is the leader country in this trust fund. And, obviously, we cannot but continue now the discussion about the additional contributions to the fund. We can expect something, because Ukraine was on the first line of these cyber-attacks. This is a fairly long process. On our part, this activity is coordinated by the SBU. After a serious study we found out what kind of equipment can reinforce Ukraine’s security. The proposal was stated to the Romanian side, tenders were already held and this equipment was purchased. This is a question of months, I think even weeks until it arrives in Ukraine. It’s cost is for sure more than a million euros, but I do not remember how much exactly,” she said.

As for the inpayments to the trust fund, Klympush Tsintsadze noted that it will depend on every NATO member state.

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“Every member state can make a minimal payment of 10,000 – 20,000 euros and up to hundred thousand or even a million euros. It will be now decided at the level of each country. This is work with each and every of our partners to ensure they contribute to our trust fund,” she noted.

As it was reported earlier NATO specialists will help Ukraine recover from cyber attack, according to Stoltenberg. The alliance is now working on strengthening of cyber defense.

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