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Estonia joins the statement of attribution on cyberattacks against Ukraine

10. May 2022 - 14:57

Estonia joins the coalition attributing the 24 February cyberattacks against the KA-SAT network to Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).

According to Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets, it can be stated with high certainty that the GRU was behind these attacks. “These cyberattacks run counter to international law and therefore, we are unequivocally condemning them,” Foreign Minister Liimets said. “The timing of this attack on 24 February, when a wide-scale military attack against Ukraine began, is significant and shows once again that cyberattacks are an integral part of how Russia wages war,” she added.

Estonia has been a long-standing partner of Ukraine in cybersecurity and continues to share its expertise in building Ukraine’s cybersecurity. The cooperation covers cybersecurity, cyber defence and cyber diplomacy; for example, the development of Ukraine’s e-election infrastructure, e-services and cybersecurity standards. The close cooperation between the cybersecurity agencies of Estonia and Ukraine continues in the ongoing war.

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