Russia denies cyber attack against Georgia, accuses Tbilisi, Washington, London of ‘joint, anti-Russian propaganda’

  • Russia says that there is no evidence proving its involvement in the cyber attack., 21 Feb 2020 - 11:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

Russian Foreign Ministry has denied widespread allegations that it carried out a cyberattack against Georgia in October 2019, stating that ‘there is no evidence providing’ the country was involved, accusing Tbilisi, Washington, London and other states of ‘synchronized’, anti-Russian propaganda. 

All accusations are again lined up in the spirit of the notorious ‘highly likely,” Russian Foreign Ministry says. 

Russia states that ‘it is regrettable’ Georgia continues to ‘demonise Russia,’ and that it has ‘failed to learn the lesson’ from last year’s crisis in the country. 

All this additionally overshadow the already complicated bilateral relations. We are still convinced that overcoming the existing differences and continuing the normalization process meets the fundamental interests of the Russian and Georgian people. We understand that there are forces which do not want this,” the statement said. 

Georgian Foreign Ministry stated yesterday that the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Main Center for Special Technologies carried out a ‘widespread, disruptive cyber attack’ against web pages and servers of Georgian governmental agencies, court and media organisations in October 2019. 

Georgia urged the international community to give a ‘due assessment’ to the incident. 

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo tweeted that ‘We stand with Georgia in condemning Russia’s cyber attack against its people and institutions. Russia must immediately cease this behaviour in Georgia and elsewhere. The stability of cyberspace depends on the responsible behaviour of all nations.” 

Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom Dominic Raab has also condemned Russia’s “unacceptable cyber-attacks against Georgia.” 

The same day a number of European countries have joined the United States and the United Kingdom in condemning Russia’s cyber attack against Georgia.