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Canada has blamed Russia for the attack on the ViaSat KA-SAT satellite

This content was released on May 10, 2022 – 14:06

Toronto (Canada), May 10 (EFE) .- The Canadian government has blamed Russia for several cyber-attacks in Europe and North America, including the February 24 attack on the Viasat KA-SAT telecommunications satellite.

Ottawa specifically blamed Russian military officials for the February attack on the aforementioned satellite, which disrupted key infrastructure for Internet service and communications in Ukraine and other European countries.

“The move disrupted the internet connection of thousands of people across Europe,” the Canadian government said in a statement.

According to Canadian officials, the attack on the Viasat KA-SAT satellite is the latest example of hostile and irresponsible cyber activities launched by Russia against targets in Europe, the United States and Canada.

Canada is responsible for the attacks on the Ukrainian banking sector in February 2022, and for the research and development of the Canadian vaccine against the US company Solar Winds in 2021 and Kovit-19 in 2020.

In response to these actions, Canada began to share with Ukraine Internet assistance in threatening intelligence and to protect the country from Russian attacks.

On Monday, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie accused Russian Ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov of spreading false information and propaganda to Canadians.

However, as Jolie explained to the Canadian broadcaster CBC, Ottawa has no plans to expel Stefano from the country. EFE

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