Ukraine: Cybercrime

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th January 2022.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in light of the cyber attack on the Ukrainian Government on 14 January 2022, whether he is taking steps to advise the Ukrainian Government on strengthening its cyber defences.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The UK Government has a longstanding relationship with Ukraine, providing support and advice in many areas, including security assistance and defence reform. Since 2015, the UK has helped to build the resilience and defensive capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces through Operation ORBITAL.

The UK regularly engages with the Ukrainian Government to support the implementation of their cyber strategy in addition to close political cooperation and programme support.

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