The European Union warned Ukraine about the escalation of the situation due to a cyber attack Russian news EN

Representative European Union on Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell warned that Kiev the situation may escalate due to a cyber attack on government sites on January 14th. His words lead RIA News.

This cyberattack on websites Ukrainian government unacceptable. Such actions are aimed at destabilizing Ukraine and spreading disinformation and could further escalate an already tense situation,” he said, adding that Ukraine “responded quickly and decisively to the attacks due to its increased cyber resilience.”

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Borrell noted that the European Union (EU) and its member states are in contact with Ukraine and are ready to provide assistance in order to eliminate this attack and provide further support against any destabilizing actions, including “by further increasing its resilience to hybrid and cyber threats.

“We reaffirm our unconditional support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders,” Borrell concluded.

Websites of Ukrainian ministries and departments stopped working on the night of January 14. The resources of most departments of the country were unavailable, and on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and defense ministries an image appeared with a pig and state symbols of Ukraine crossed out. The text on the picture said that the alleged personal data of the Ukrainians were in the wrong hands.

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