Ukraine’s defense chief says setting up cyber forces to become essential

Ukraine’s defense chief says setting up cyber forces to become essential

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The Ministry of Defense, together with the General Staff of the Armed Forces, is working out the structure of Ukraine’s future cyber forces and preparing a relevant bill to establish them.

That’s according to Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov who spoke at a Q&A session in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, on Friday, December 3, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"There is a clear plan for the creation of cyber troops. I discussed assistance during all my visits and meetings. Cyber ​​threats are also cited as one of the top five threats coming from our unfriendly neighbor. And today, as it is among the components of our Armed Forces, I am working on its structure together with the Commander-in-Chief and the General Staff, and we’re set to come up with a draft of the relevant legislative regulation," Reznikov said.

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He named creating cyber forces “among our top five priorities."

As Ukrinform reported earlier, on May 14, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine approved the Cyber ​​Security Development Strategy for the next 5 years.

On August 26, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine enforced the NSDC decision of May 14 "On Urgent Measures on the Country’s Cyber ​​Defense."

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