Ukraine Military Opens New Cyber Defense Training Facility

Ukraine has formally opened a new cyber classroom designed to train military specialists to effectively fend off sophisticated cyberattacks.

Built with support from Estonia, the cyber classroom contains 15 workstations and necessary equipment to support cyber-related exercises.

According to EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, the opening reflects the bloc’s commitment to supporting Kyiv against a wide variety of Russian attacks.

He said the facility will “boost Ukraine’s cyber defense capacity and reinforce our comprehensive cooperation on security and defense” with the war-ravaged nation.

The cyber classroom is funded by the EU’s European Peace Facility, an off-budget instrument aimed at preventing conflicts, building peace, and strengthening international security.

Boosting Cyber Resilience

Estonian official Hannes Astok explained that the new initiative serves as Tallinn’s contribution to bolstering Kyiv’s cyber resiliency.

In September, Russian hackers reportedly targeted computer systems of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies to access war crime evidence.

Meta also revealed that some hackers linked to Moscow and Belarus had successfully broken into the Facebook accounts of Ukrainian military officials to push Russian talking points.

“This is our contribution in building up the cyber resilience of Ukraine and keeping Ukrainian digital society running and government functional even during the war,” Astok told Estonian broadcaster ERR News.

In addition to the cyber classroom, Estonia set up a military cyber facility in Kyiv last year to improve the cybersecurity skills of Ukrainian specialists.

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