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Russian cyberattack against Ukraine damaged German wind energy

The Federal Foreign Office of Germany condemned the cyberattack carried out by Russia against Ukraine on February 24, due to which wind energy suffered

This is stated in statement departments on May 10, Ukrinform reports.

“Together with its European and international partners, the Federal Government condemns the cyberattack of the Russian Federation on the KS-SAT satellite network on February 24 against Ukraine. This attack was carried out in direct connection with the Russian attack on Ukraine and was clearly aimed at disrupting Ukrainian communications on the day of the invasion,” the statement said.

It is noted that this cyber attack also led to communication failures that affected the European Union. In Germany, for example, the wind energy industry has suffered from disruptions in maintenance, the Foreign Ministry said.

The German government, the statement said, takes the risk of such unacceptable cyberattacks very seriously. “Cyber ​​attacks on economic actors, critical infrastructure and government institutions pose a threat to our security, our democracy and our free society. Germany is determined to take action against cyber attacks together with its European and international partners,” the Foreign Ministry stressed.

As reported, on Tuesday, a Declaration by the High Representative of the EU on behalf of all 27 EU member states was published on the website of the European Council, condemning Russia’s cyber attack on Ukraine and its critical infrastructure facilities on February 24. This attack was launched just before the start of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine and was directed against the KA-SAT satellite network, which is operated by Viasat and serves, among other things, some Ukrainian government institutions. The EU considers such actions unacceptable and demands an immediate stop to the Kremlin’s military aggression against Ukraine.

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On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a direct invasion against 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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