Canada provides Ukraine with cyber intelligence data – FM

Canada condemns Russian cyber attack on Ukraine on the eve of military intervention that caused internet outages across Europe

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said this in Ottawa, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Canada strongly condemns Russia’s disruptive cyber activities against the European telecommunications sector on February 24, 2022. Canada joins partners and allies in attributing this activity to Russia,” Joly said.

According to her, the February 24 cyberattack “cut off the Internet connection of tens of thousands of people in Europe.” Canada estimates that the Russian military is behind the incident. “The Russian illegal invasion of Ukraine, its malicious cyber activities and outrageous disinformation campaigns are unacceptable and must stop,” the minister stressed.

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She added that Canada is “sharing valuable cyber threat intelligence and providing valuable cyber assistance to Ukraine to bolster that country’s defenses against Russia’s unjustified and illegal invasion.” “This incident draws attention to a series of destructive cyber activities that demonstrate contempt for the rules-based international order. These actions also testify to Russia’s willingness to irresponsibly use its cyber capabilities,” Joly concluded.

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Recall: on Tuesday, the website of the European Council published the Declaration of the High Representative of the EU on behalf of all 27 EU member states, which condemned the Russian cyber attack on Ukraine and its critical infrastructure facilities on February 24. This cyber attack, carried out just before the start of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, was directed against Viasat’s KA-SAT satellite network and serves, among other things, some state institutions in Ukraine. The EU considers such actions unacceptable and demands an immediate stop to the Kremlin’s military aggression against Ukraine.


On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and continued the military aggression that began in 2014. Russian troops are conducting massive bombing and shelling of peaceful Ukrainian cities and towns, unleashed mass terror against the civilian population in the temporarily occupied territories.

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