MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. The United States is conducting operations against Russia in the information space, Moscow is well aware that Washington is recruiting hackers and training the IT Army of Ukraine, Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said in an interview with TASS.
"It is telling that the United States is putting its aggressive policies into action. They make no attempt to conceal the fact that their cyber command is conducting operations against our country. We are well aware that Washington is aggressively recruiting hackers, training the so-called IT Army of Ukraine, and uses information and communication technologies of their partners and controlled private companies to carry out cyberattacks against Russia's information infrastructure," the diplomat said.
He emphasized that Washington, together with its partners, continues to support extremely risky digital tactics. According to the diplomat, the US is "openly moving towards the militarization of the information domain," despite the desire of the majority of UN member nations for the peaceful use of information technologies. "They are enforcing NATO developments on cyberwarfare standards, attempting to change international law to fit them. Unfortunately, this falls within Washington's aggressive bloc-thinking, which is moving the globe toward ultimate confrontation," Syromolotov concluded.