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G7 denounces Russia’s malicious activities in cyberspace

A general view of the video screen of G7 leaders during a video conference on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, May 8, 2022. (Reuters)
A general view of the video screen of G7 leaders during a video conference on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, May 8, 2022. (Reuters)
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12 May 2022 04:05:50 GMT9
12 May 2022 04:05:50 GMT9
  • “We’ve delivered our message on G-7 unity, our solidarity with Ukraine and the importance of cyber resilience,” said Japanese digital affairs minister Karen Makishima

TOKYO: Digital affairs ministers of the Group of Seven major powers Wednesday concluded their two-day meeting in Duesseldorf, Germany, by adopting a statement denouncing Russia’s malicious activities in cyberspace.

“We denounce Russia’s malicious cyber activities, information manipulation, interference, and online disinformation campaigns,” the statement said.

The G-7 ministers also confirmed cooperation in responding to cyberattacks amid increasing international tensions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“We’ve delivered our message on G-7 unity, our solidarity with Ukraine and the importance of cyber resilience. This is a big achievement,” Japanese digital affairs minister Karen Makishima told a news conference after the ministerial meeting.

On Tuesday, Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukrainian vice prime minister and digital transformation minister, attended the G-7 meeting online and offered to share his country’s experiences in countering Russia in cyberspace.

Makishima said that the G-7 had a valuable opportunity to exchange opinions with Ukraine, where digital infrastructure, including communications networks, keeps functioning despite the war.

JIJI Press

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