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Cyber police report constant attacks by Russia

The cyber-attacks seek to undermine Ukraine.

Cyber police report constant attacks by Russia
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The Ukrainian cyber police have been registering constant cyber-attacks from Russian territory, its chief Serhiy Demedyuk has said, according to Radio Liberty.

"Together with the SBU [Security Service of Ukraine], the State Special Communications Service and other cyber security actors in Ukraine, we have been registering constant, regular cyber incidents committed from the territory of the Russian Federation. They are both of general criminal nature and of active nature of cyber incidents aimed at collecting information. We detect and analyse them. We manage to detect them in advance, repel and localize these cyber incidents," he said.

Demedyuk said Ukraine is helped by its international partners such as Great Britain, Germany, Poland and Australia. There is no cooperation with Russia yet.

"The problem remains: it is our aggressor, the Russian Federation, with which we have absolutely no cooperation. To a certain extent, there are Asian countries with which we have limited cooperation. With all other countries – these are European, American countries, Australia and Japan – we work in the real-time mode. Therefore, in fact, we receive information from them any time of the day," he added.

According to the cyber police chief, Russian cyber-attacks seek to damage the strategically important infrastructure and destabilize the situation in Ukraine.

Earlier in August, President Petro Poroshenko instructed the National Security and Defence Council to convene a meeting on counteraction to Russian interference in elections.

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