Task Force in Brussels

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Ukrainian Election Task Force, in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, held a panel discussion in Brussels on foreign interference efforts in Ukraine’s upcoming presidential election. Former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Founder & Chairman of Alliance of Democracies...

Cutting Edge Cyber War

Western attention and support for Ukraine’s cyber defenses from the United States and NATO seem to be an important focus currently. This support is especially relevant and necessary during this pivotal presidential election cycle. On January 23, 2019, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the World Economic...

Who Pays for a Cyberattack?

As Ukraine approaches its presidential election slated for March 31, 2019, the issue of how to respond to cyberattacks continues to plague governments around the world. Potential strategies range from proactive deterrence to reactive prosecution and potential retaliation. We know that hackers targeted the last Ukrainian presidential election in 2014. Therefore, we must prepare...

Task Force Update: As Candidates File, Concern Increases Over Outside Interference

Tomorrow, February 8, is the deadline for prospective candidates to file for the March 31 presidential election in Ukraine. So far, some three dozen applications have been approved by the Central Election Commission (CEC). As election day nears, Ukrainian officials and outside observers are sounding more warnings about Kremlin-driven attempts to interfere in the...

FISU Discusses Suspected Russian Cyberattacks

The head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (FISU), Yegor Bozhok, discussed Russia’s plans for Ukraine in 2019 in his interview with Ukrinform. According to Bozhok, Russian secret services and military forces are determined “to resolve the Ukrainian problem” in 2019. The precise meanings are open for interpretation, but ostensibly “resolve” means to...