Tbilisi thanks int’l community for ‘unprecedented support’ in condemning Russian cyber attack

  • The Georgian Foreign Ministry says that more than 20 states have expressed their support for Georgia and condemned the Russian cyber attack against Georgia. Photo: government of Georgia press office.


Agenda.ge, 21 Feb 2020 - 16:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Foreign Ministry has thanked the international community for the ‘strict and immediate’ condemnation of Russia’s widespread cyber attack against Georgia back in October 2019. 

Briefly we stated yesterday that Russia stood behind the cyber attack last year, about 20 countries condemned the action which shows that Georgia is not alone in combating severe challenges,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Vladimer Konstantinidi said earlier today.

He stated that the support of foreign states in the situation was ‘unprecedented.’ 

The US, UK and a number of European states condemned the cyber attack yesterday, with Canada, Ukraine, Australia and Latvia joining them today.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry says that on October 28, 2019 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 government agencies, court and media organisations.

Russian Foreign Ministry has denied allegations, 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’ that Georgia continues to ‘demonise Russia,’ and that it has ‘failed to learn the lesson’ from last year’s crisis in the country. 

 The Telegraph and the Washington Post wrote about the attack.