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Raab has accused Russia of involvement in the cyber attacks on vaccine development

The British foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that Russian intelligence services were involved in cyberattacks against the developments of Western countries on the vaccine for the coronavirus, the Minister said Sunday, speaking on the TV channel Sky News.

"We are quite sure that Russian intelligence agencies were involved in cyber attacks on development (vaccines) and the organization in this country and abroad with the purpose or Subversion, or to benefit from the ongoing research activities", - said the Minister, adding that this is part of a systematic approach on the part of Russia to cybersphere.

"I think this is outrageous and reprehensible that the government of Russia are involved in this activity", - said Raab.

The Minister of foreign Affairs said that Britain, together with allies, will seek to attract Russia to justice.

On Thursday the national cybersecurity center in the UK said it was working with the United States and Canada to identify hacker attacks affecting pharmaceutical companies and scientists in several countries. According to the center associated with Russian hackers tried to steal in three countries, data on the development of a vaccine from COVID-19.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has denied the accusations saying that Russia has nothing to do with this situation irrelevant. The Russian Embassy in London, believes that the statements of British foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on cyber threats from the Russian Federation is a "propaganda move".