26 Dec 2019 13:30

Threats to Russian cybersecurity permanent - Peskov

MOSCOW. Dec 26 (Interfax) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has described threats to Russia's cybersecurity as permanent and said that Russia's call to fight cyber threats together has not gained support.

"Threats to Russia's cyber security are a permanent phenomenon. The existence of a permanent threat from abroad is the reason measures are being taken to ensure national security," Peskov told the press on Thursday.

Journalists asked Peskov to comment on foreign media reports saying that the United States might mount an information attack on Russian politicians and businessmen if Moscow tries to interfere in the U.S. presidential election in 2020.

Russia has repeatedly proposed launching an international mechanism to fight cyber threats, Peskov said.

"However, all our proposals have bumped into a solid wall of incomprehension, he said.