New Cyber Security Breaches

Democratic Security Outlook: 17- 23 January

17 January 2022

Russia has charged hackers at the request of the US. This while Petro Poroshenko has returned to Ukraine and migration to Lithuania from Belarus have reportedly stopped.

This Week On Visegrad Insight: 

  • Matej Spisak looks into the current state of the Slovak-U.S. Defence Agreement.
  • Merili Arjakas and Jaagup Lepland present Estonia’s success story in the United Nations Security Council.
  • An interview with MEP Daniel Freund.
  • Alina Bârgăoanu considers the possibilities of RoExit.
  • Anna Kuczynska explains the current state of religion in Poland.

EU/regional:

  • Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) along with Senate Democrats are proposing a bill backed by the White House that takes action against Nord Stream 2 in case of another Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • The NATO Military Committee met in Brussels last week, where the alliance’s chiefs of defence discussed the global security situation. Topics discussed included the development of NATO’s new strategic concept, the deterrence and defence concepts of the Euro-Atlantic region and the development of capabilities and procedures of NATO’s forces in a digital age. The commanders of the defence forces of Ukraine and Georgia also gave an overview to the committee about the security situation and developments in defence reforms in their states. 
  • On 17 January the European Parliament will hold a plenary session where they will announce the candidates for President of the EP after the death of David Sassoli, voting on the candidates will begin on 18 January.
  • On the day of the Ukraine cyber attack members of the REvil hacker group, involved in a number of attacks on large American companies, have been charged in Russia — the community and its infrastructure have now been seized, the FSB Public Relations Center (DSP) told Interfax.

Russia Evermore Blatant With Cyber Attacks

Ukraine:

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