Ukraine is ready to share its experience in the field of cyber security with the United States and other Western nations, according to the country’s new ambassador to Washington, Oksana Markarova.

“We in Ukraine have a lot to share on this issue. We have dealt with a large number of cyber-attacks before they were detected here in the United States, and we know what to do,” she said during a webinar organised by the US-Ukraine Business Council.

According to her, Ukraine has taken protection measures and is ready to cooperate on the matter with the US and other Western nations.

“Together we can develop a plan on how to increase efficiency and effectiveness in a co-ordinated response to this challenge,” she was quoted as saying by Ukrainian news service Ukrinform.

In March Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal suggested exchanging experience in the field of cyber security with Germany during a visit to the country to discuss military-technical cooperation.

The previous month Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) said it believed Russian hacker-spy group Pterodo/Gamaredon was behind a cyber-attack on a government file-sharing system, which had similarities with the 2017 NotPetya cyber-attack which aimed to damage Ukrainian infrastructure.

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