Russia: Ukraine

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 2nd November 2022.

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Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to collaborate with international partners in response to the global cyber threat posed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We have led the way alongside international partners to identify and expose malign Russian activity and to hold them to account in response to this hostile activity. The UK set up the Ukraine Cyber Programme shortly after Putin's invasion in February to protect against increased Russian cyber attacks. We mobilised an initial £6.35 million package to help protect Ukraine's critical national infrastructure and vital public services from cyber attacks. In May, we joined our international partners in calling out Russia's malicious attack on Viastat that impacted citizens across Europe. We will continue to collaborate internationally on cyber security and resilience, including responding to and deterring malicious cyber activities.

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