NATO Ramps Up Aid to Ukraine to Counter Cyberattacks

NATO comes to the aid of Ukraine to repel Friday’s cyberattack and possibly the next. NATO specialists in Brussels exchange information with Ukrainian colleagues and experts from NATO countries also assist on the ground, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

 

The NATO chief has condemned the attack, which has shut down several government websites, as “vigorous”. It is still unclear who had a hand in it, but EU foreign affairs chief Borrell, among others, has already hinted that he suspects Russia.

Moscow has been using war language against Kyiv for months and has gathered tens of thousands of soldiers on the border with the neighbouring country.

“In the coming days, NATO and Ukraine will sign an agreement on expanding cyber cooperation,” Stoltenberg said. This would, among other things, offer Ukraine access to the platform in which NATO countries share information about cyber attacks.

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