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Ukraine and the UK will shape a joint mechanism to tackle cybercrime and organized crime
06.03.2018 | 17:05

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 of cooperation.

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