NATO and Ukraine will sign an agreement on strengthening cyber cooperation in the coming days. This was announced on Friday, January 14, by the Secretary-General of the organization, Jens Stoltenberg.
“In the coming days, Ukraine and NATO will sign an agreement to strengthen cooperation in the cybersphere, including Ukraine’s access to a malware information exchange platform,” the NATO Secretary-General said in a Twitter message.
Stoltenberg also condemned cyber attacks on the government of Ukraine.
Earlier in the day, the websites of several Ukrainian ministries were attacked by hackers. As a result, threats against the inhabitants of Ukraine appeared on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food.
The reports claimed that all the personal information of the country’s inhabitants was uploaded to the “common network” and all data on computers would allegedly be destroyed without the possibility of recovery.
On December 21, the New York Times reported that the United States and Britain had secretly sent a team of cybersecurity experts to Ukraine. As specified, the West wants to help Kyiv be ready for supposedly preparing cyberattacks.
In December 2014, the Verkhovna Rada approved the abolition of the country’s non-bloc status. In February 2019, the parliament adopted amendments to the constitution, fixing the country’s course in the EU and NATO. Ukraine has become the sixth state to receive the status of a partner of the alliance with enhanced opportunities.