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US apologizes for disrupting cyber security consultations — Kremlin envoy

The negotiations were due to take place in February this year at the level of experts

MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. Washington has offered its official apologies to Moscow for disrupting consultations on cyber security in February this year, Russian Presidential Envoy for International Cooperation in Information Security, Ambassador-at-Large Andrei Krutskikh said on Thursday.

"I must say that the Americans recently offered their official apologies for disrupting the expert-level negotiations, which were due to take place in February this year," the envoy said.

"I think they realized well that this was their big political mistake," he said.

Late in February, a Russian-US meeting on cyber security was due to take place in Geneva but the American delegation refused to participate in it at the last moment. As Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, Washington brazenly disrupted the consultations.