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 Parliament members became accomplices in cybercrimes against own country, - Turchynov

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Many Ukrainian companies haven't recovered fully from the large-scale cyberattack of June 27.

National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov told Censor.NET.

Read more: Ukraine's SBU says Russian secret services involved in Petya.A attack

"Countering this cyberwar, which is a component of Russia's hybrid aggression against our country, requires the mobilization of both relevant government agencies and significant financial and intellectual resources," Turchynov said, adding that cyber and informational threats cannot be effectively counteracted without legislating many of these issues.

The NSDC secretary added that on Tuesday, July 11, the draft law "On countering threats to national security in the informational sphere" was not even included in the agenda.

"Deputies, who work several days a month, are apparently very tired, and next week they are leaving on another vacation for several months. Yesterday they did not even bother to include the law of key importance for the state's cyberdefense in the agenda," Turchynov said adding that those deputies who "did not vote for the defense of their own country, covering their destructive actions, business, and interests with empty populism and demagogy, are accomplices in cyber aggression against Ukraine."

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According to him, the parliamentarians plan to leave on vacation next week and until mid-September, "leaving the country open for new cyberattacks and informational provocations."

In addition, the NSDC secretary noted that the majority "formed out of the Opposition Bloc and populist factions of the parliament" refused to support the law that was supposed to filter the process of giving Ukrainian biometric passports to collaborators and agents of Russian secret services disguised as patriotic people on temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas.
 
 
 
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