As part of the exercises, the UK regularly simulates cyber strikes against state institutions in the Kaliningrad region and the Moscow energy system. This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Oleg Syromolotov.
In an interview for TASS, he commented on the information that in Britain they began to recruit IT specialists with knowledge of the Russian language. Syromolotov noted that there is “nothing surprising” in such attempts by London.
“The British are systematically aiming their offensive capabilities in the information sphere at Russia, exercises are conducted on a regular basis, including under the auspices of NATO, to practice strikes using ICT on Russian critical information infrastructure,” he said.
Syromolotov added that Britain also promotes Russophobia on the Web, and also encourages the anti-Russian activities of Ukrainian hackers.