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EU condemns Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine

The leadership of the EU and the member states of the Commonwealth strongly condemned the cyber attacks of the Russian side against Ukraine.

For the first time in the EU, direct accusations were made against the Russian Federation as a state.

This time, Brussels’ statement instead of the previous phrase “attacks by Russia” is framed using accusations against the “Russian Federation” as a state.

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, on behalf of the entire Community, issued a declaration in which he condemned the Russian cyber attack on Ukraine an hour before the war launched by the Kremlin.

“The European Union and its member states, together with their international partners, strongly condemn the malicious cyber activity of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, directed against the KA-SAT satellite network operated by Viasat,” the declaration says.

Borrell recalled that the cyber attack occurred an hour before Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

Thus, the attack on the network providing satellite Internet services in Europe and the Mediterranean region contributed to military aggression, Borrell said.

The cyberattack had a significant impact, causing indiscriminate outages and communication disruptions between several government agencies, businesses and users in Ukraine, and also affected several EU member states

He also believes that cyber attacks targeting Ukraine, including critical infrastructure, could “spread to other countries and cause systemic consequences that threaten the security of European citizens.”

The cyberattacks are said to have disrupted these regions, shutting down modems that control 5,800 wind turbines in Germany, and hitting some of the company’s customers in France, Italy, Hungary, Greece and Poland.

On the night of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in the Ukrainian Donbas.

Following this, the Russian army attacked Ukraine. Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, were subjected to missile and bomb attacks.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in response that martial law was introduced throughout the country. The Ukrainian leader also announced a break in diplomatic relations with Russia.

The Kremlin’s actions were condemned at the UN and in most capitals of the world.

Tough sanctions have been imposed on Russia.

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