NATO supports the European Union in the European elections to fend off cyber attacks from Russia.
“We know that Russia intervenes in our democracies through misinformation and cyber attacks, especially in elections,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to the German Newspaper “Welt am Sonntag”.
The Alliance works “closely” with the EU on this issue. “A few weeks ago, the relevant NATO expert group met with EU cyber specialists to discuss concrete measures to avert cyber threats and disinformation in the European elections,” continued the NATO chief.
Specifically, the EU and NATO have exchanged real-time information on malware and cyber attacks, and are trying to fend off disinformation campaigns in the network.
Stoltenberg urged Russia to abide by the INF treaty banning 500 kilometers of medium-range land-based nuclear weapons. “Russia has developed cruise missiles that can be equipped with nuclear weapons that can reach European cities like Berlin,” said Stoltenberg. With this Moscow has broken the contract.”
I urge Moscow to immediately destroy the SSC-8 cruise missiles and thereby comply with the INF Treaty, but the clock is ticking, but it is not too late: The disarmament agreement can still be saved,” the NATO chief said.
Russia had already shown in 1987 that it could destroy cruise missiles in just a few weeks. “But that requires political will,” said Stoltenberg to the “Welt am Sonntag”.