Ukraine’s participation in NATO’s cyber centre is attempt at blackmail — Russian ambassador

Russian Ambassador to Estonia Vladimir Lipayev condemned Ukraine’s admission to NATO’s Cooperative Cyber ​​Defense Center of Excellence (CCDCOE), noting that it is merely the first step toward Ukraine’s full membership in the NATO alliance. ‘This first step will certainly entail others pursuing the aim of converting Ukraine into a stronghold for political, economic, ideological and military blackmail of Russia,’ Lipayev stated.

However, he also said that Ukraine’s participation in NATO’s cyber hub itself should not lead to significant threats to Russia’s security.