Russia proposes holding collective cybersecurity talks with EU -TASS

FILE PHOTO: A Russian flag flies with the Spasskaya tower of Moscow's Kremlin in the background
FILE PHOTO: A Russian flag flies with the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin in the background in Moscow, Russia, February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

December 16, 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday proposed holding collective consultations on cybersecurity with the European Union, after successful talks with the Netherlands, France and Germany, the TASS news agency cited a special presidential envoy on cyber security as saying.

“Discussions with the Europeans have intensified recently,” TASS quoted Andrey Krutskikh as saying. “Future plans include talks and consultations on information security with many European countries.”

President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden discussed cybersecurity in recent talks.

(Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Alexander Marrow)