Head of the Information Security and Cybersecurity Service of the Staff of NSDC of Ukraine Natalia Tkachuk took part in the Black Sea Regional Forum of the European Center for Security Studies alumni
Head of the Information Security and Cybersecurity Service of the Staff of NSDC of Ukraine, the NCSCC Secretary Natalia Tkachuk took part in the Black Sea Regional Forum of the European Center for Security Studies alumni.
The participants of the event discussed issues related to identifying and neutralizing obstacles to Ukraine and Moldova's accession to the EU, as well as countering russia's hybrid influence, in particular in the information sphere, European integration initiatives, etc.
The forum was attended by Prime Minister of Moldova Dorin Recean, U.S. Ambassador to Moldova Kent Logsdon, German Ambassador to Moldova Margrethe Hubber, as well as government officials and experts from Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany and the United States.
The participants discussed the importance of supporting the accession of the Black Sea countries to the EU, the experience and challenges faced by Bulgaria and Romania in gaining EU membership, and the achievements and challenges of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia on their path to European integration. The hybrid measures of influence used by the russian federation to prevent the implementation of European integration initiatives and the experience of the Black Sea region countries in countering current challenges were also considered.
The Ukrainian side shared its successful experience in countering russian information and cyber aggression under martial law and building national resilience. In her speech, Natalia Tkachuk emphasized that Ukraine is currently the only country in the world that has managed to gain an advantage in countering cyberattacks and information aggression of the russian federation.
"Ukraine's experience is invaluable for European countries. The critical thinking of the Ukrainian people is already at such a high level that we have national immunity from russian propaganda. Thanks to Ukraine, the entire democratic world has finally realized that russia has always been and remains a terrorist country," Ms. Tkachuk noted.
She also emphasized that Ukraine has made significant progress on its way to joining the EU and thanked European partners for their support. "Ukraine's membership in the EU is important not only for Ukraine. It will contribute to strengthening the collective security of Europe, in particular in countering russian aggression," the head of the service emphasized.