U.S. to provide Ukraine with $37M in cyber assistance – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

U.S. to provide Ukraine with $37M in cyber assistance – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

The United States is working with Congress to provide an additional $37 million in cyber assistance to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said this in a statement following an annual discussion on cyber policy issues that the U.S. and Ukrainian delegations held in Tallinn on June 1, according to Ukrinform.

During the dialogue, the United States delegation reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to supporting Ukraine's cyber defense in the face of Russia's unprovoked invasion. The ministry said that as part of this support, the United States is working with Congress to deliver an additional $37 million in cyber assistance to Ukraine, which would bring the total to $82 million since February 2022, and over $120 million since 2016.

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"This support has helped to strengthen Ukraine's capacity to detect, deter, and respond to cyber incidents and threats, and has provided support to protect critical networks and digital infrastructure," the statement said.

The ministry added that both sides had shared their perspectives on the role of cybersecurity in Ukraine's long-term digital development, including support of the country's workforce, institutions, and critical infrastructure. Participants exchanged views on future Ukraine-U.S. collaboration on cyber issues, including the sharing of valuable lessons learned by Ukraine throughout its ongoing elevation of cyber and digital policy issues.

Earlier reports said that on May 16, Ukraine officially joined the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence.

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