Moscow has invited Berlin to consult on cyber security

Moscow offers to Berlin to consult on cyber security, it would help to settle many of the claims, said on Monday the special envoy of Russian President for international cooperation in the field of information security, the Director of the Department of international information security of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Andrey Krutskikh.

Commenting on the claims of the Berlin to Moscow on the alleged in 2015 cyber-attacks against the Bundestag, Krutskikh said that the Russian side has repeatedly invited the Germans to hold consultations on the issue of information security, including in 2018.

"Berlin unilaterally, disrupted a planned Russian-German inter-Ministerial consultations the high-level information security and continues to consistently, purposefully, under various pretexts, to evade the renewal of this useful format of interaction, in which one would remove all questions, transfer the information to negotiate," said cruit.

"We consider it extremely urgent to resume full-scale dialogue in this format with the assistance of the necessary experts at the IIB. This will allow you to neutralize an unnecessary irritant in our bilateral relations and interaction on issues of information security in a practical plane", - he said in an interview with the magazine "international life".

At the end of may, the German foreign Minister was summoned to the office of Russia's Ambassador to Berlin, Sergei Nechayev. He was informed that the General Prosecutor's office of Germany was declared wanted by the Russian Dmitry Badin on suspicion of involvement in the hacker attack on the Bundestag in April-may 2015. Berlin plans to activate the mode "cybermancy" against Russia over the case, said the Department. Mode cybermancy EU entered into force in may 2019 and still not used. Under this regime, restrictive measures may include the freezing of assets and bans on travel to EU countries. The imposition of sanctions requires the unanimous approval of all member countries.

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Berlin did not provide evidence of Russia's involvement in the hacker attack. If Germany has received from the United States confirm the fault of anyone in the cyber attacks on the Bundestag that Russia is ready to consider them, but such failure will be treated as a baseless charge, said in an interview with RIA Novosti first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Titov. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Moscow firmly rejects the accusations of Berlin to the Russian involvement in the hacker attack on the Bundestag. The results of the investigation of a hacker attack needs to be discussed between Germany and Russia, said earlier RIA Novosti Vice-President of the Bundestag Petra Pau.