MOSCOW, November 27. /TASS/. Canadian state agencies describe Russia as a source of cyber threats in a bid to receive more funding, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Friday.
She referred to a report issued by Canada’s Communications Security Establishment, which said that Russia might pose a threat to Canada’s national security through cyber attacks.
"Regrettably, in search for funding, our Canadian colleagues create a parallel reality instead of working together with us to fight real cyber threats," Zakharova pointed out. According to her, Canadian experts don’t contact their Russian colleagues to discuss their concerns but issue reports and drum up media hype in an attempt to receive additional funding to fight the alleged Russian threat.
"Russia consistently calls for building a transparent, safe and inclusive system of international security," Zakharova emphasized. "The Russian president’s truly landmark statement on a comprehensive program of measures to restore Russia-US cooperation in the field of international information security, made on September 25, 2020, proves that Russia is taking steps to boost trust in cyberspace," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman stressed.