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Ukraine waging cyberwar against Russia: deputy PM

17.05.2022 22:30
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov has said his country is engaged in a cyberwar against Russia and aims to explode the myth of Moscow's cyber prowess amid the Kremlin's military invasion.
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He made the remark during a visit to Poland on Tuesday, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

Fedorov, who is also Ukraine's minister for digital transformation, told reporters: “This cyberwar is being waged all the time.”

Debunking the myth of Russian power

He added: “Just as our heroic army has debunked the myth of Russia as the world’s second-biggest military power, our IT staff, our cyber army, has exposed the myth of Russia as a cyber power.”

Mykhailo Fedorov Mykhailo Fedorov. Photo: PAP/Mateusz Marek

“When the Russian invasion started, we began operations that seriously devastated the Russian Federation’s cyberspace infrastructure,” Fedorov revealed. 

Diia mobile app

He also spoke about Ukraine’s mobile app, Diia, which helps the government deliver public services and maintain contact with people despite the war, the PAP news agency reported. 

Currently totalling 18.5 million users, Diia allows public agencies to provide financial aid to those affected by the war, while giving ordinary Ukrainians the opportunity to report the movements of Russian troops and watch public television, for instance, Fedorov said.

Award for Fedorov

While in Poland on Tuesday, Fedorov appeared via video link at the Cybersec 2022 conference, which was being held in the southern Polish city of Katowice. 

At the event, Fedorov received the European Cybersec Award for 2022 “for building his country’s cyber power and for fighting against Russia,” organisers said. 

Tuesday was day 83 of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


Source: PAP, cyberdefence24.pl