Ukraine and the United Kingdom will develop a common mechanism to combat
cybercrime and organized crime. Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen
Avakov discussed this issue in the course of the meeting with Ben Wallace,
Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime at the Home Office in London.
"The UK Government is concerned over the fact that Ukraine is being
used as a test site for cyber attacks, for the
development of organized criminal activity and corruption by the Russian Federation.
We are also keen on stepping up cooperation in the law enforcement field and in
coordinating the actions regarding illegal migration and the rapid exchange of
data. We are aware of the pressure your neighbor exerts on you and how tough it
is for you to work under these circumstances," Ben Wallace emphasized.
In turn, Arsen Avakov
placed a special emphasis on the fact that Ukraine had successful experience in
the implementation of international operations.
"Over the past three years, we made a quantum leap in enhancement
of the activity of our cyber security units. We have successfully implemented
the international operations. In particular, Kyiv police officers recently
detained an organizer of the international criminal platform known as Avalanche,
which daily infected up to half a million computers around the world," the
Minister underlined .
He also added that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National
Police are ready to strengthen cooperation in criminal matters with the police
of Great Britain.
On the outcomes of the meeting, the sides agreed to deepen cooperation
between the law enforcement agencies of the two countries and sign a memorandum