1 Mar 2022 16:59

Russia to strike cyber hubs in Kyiv, warns residents of nearby houses

MOSCOW. March 1 (Interfax) - The Russian Defense Ministry has warned about its plans to fire precision weapons on several military installations in Kyiv from where cyberattacks are carried out on Russia, and urged residents to leave their houses.

"For the purpose of foiling information attacks against Russia, strikes with high-precision weapons will be carried out against the Security Service of Ukraine's technological facilities and the 72nd main center of psychological and information operations in Kyiv," the ministry stated.

"We urge Ukrainian citizens who are enlisted by Ukrainian nationalists to stage provocations against Russia, and also Kyiv residents who live near the retransmitting hubs, to leave their homes," the statement said.

"The information attacks on Russia are carried out by the Ukrainian armed forces' 72nd main center of information and psychological operations jointly with SSU cyber units, using hardware, software and communications installations in Kyiv.

"Since the launch of the special military operation, there has been a manifold increase in the number of information attacks on various state institutions of the Russian Federation. Russian citizens have been receiving nonstop calls about death threats and bombs planted at schools, kindergartens, train stations and other sites of social infrastructure," the ministry stated.