Petro Poroshenko expressed concern that the Russian kibervoyska can intensify its activities in Ukraine. He declared it on air of transfer of “Freedom of speech” on ICTV channel.
“We have seen cyber war, when the Russian kibervoyska tried to influence the election results in the US and Europe. We expect that the same they will try to do in Ukraine”, — said Poroshenko.
In December 2016, the Secretary of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that hackers from Russia tried to disrupt the payment of social allowances in the country. According to him, “the attacks were planned and coordinated from a single center, located in the Russian Federation”.
January 24, Poroshenko said that his country can respond to cyberattacks from Russia. A few days before that, he said that Moscow is waging a cyber war against the world, called “unite to fight this threat.”
17 February, the SBU accused the Russian hackers in the attack on the state system of the state Treasury, Ministry of Finance and the national Bank. According to the head of Department Alexander Tkachuk, the attacks involved members of Russian security services, the hackers and IT companies. The Chairman of the Duma Committee on information policy, information technologies and communications, Andrei Svintsov told “Tape.ru” said that such statements “should be sent to spam, as in Ukraine, every official, including the President, makes statements that have no facts, no logic”.
April 4, Ukrainian defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has accused Russia more than seven thousand of cyberattacks on the country. No evidence of the words the Minister failed.
The Kremlin has repeatedly stated that the Russian authorities are not involved in hacking attacks in any country.