Ukraine coordinates with EU efforts to counter election meddling threats
During the 20th Ukraine-EU Summit, participants discussed the future elections in Ukraine and the EU next year and possible external meddling threats.
“This is the last Summit before very important elections both in Ukraine, parliamentary and presidential, and in the EU next year,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told a joint press conference with President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the presidential administration press service reports.
“No doubt, Kremlin would try again to meddle but this time, we will be prepared. We agreed to coordinate and take joint actions to counter election meddling threats of any nature, be it disinformation campaign or cyberattacks,” he said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, NATO member states offered Ukraine assistance in protecting the electronic network of the Central Election Commission from possible Russian cyberattacks during the elections set to be held in 2019, according to Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.