The United States and Ukraine met on June 1, 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia to re-convene the U.S.-Ukraine Cyber Dialogue, an annual discussion on cyber policy issues.
During the dialogue, the United States delegation reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to support Ukraine’s cyber defense in the face of Russia’s unprovoked invasion. As part of this support, the United States is working with Congress to deliver an additional $37 million in cyber assistance to Ukraine, which would bring the total to $82 million since February 2022, and over $120 million since 2016. This support has helped to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to detect, deter, and respond to cyber incidents and threats, and has provided support to protect critical networks and digital infrastructure.
Both sides shared their perspectives on the role of cybersecurity in Ukraine’s long-term digital development, including support of the country’s workforce, institutions, and critical infrastructure. Participants exchanged views on future U.S.-Ukraine collaboration on cyber issues, including the sharing of valuable lessons learned by Ukraine throughout its ongoing elevation of cyber and digital policy issues.
Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick of the Department of State was the Head of the U.S. delegation, which included Acting National Cyber Director Kemba Walden of the White House, Executive Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Brandon Wales, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Thomas McDermott, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Mieke Eoyang, U.S. Cyber Command Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Timothy Haugh, and Brigadier General Chad Raduege of U.S. European Command, as well as representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Agency for International Development.
Led by Deputy Foreign Minister Anton Demokhin, the Ukrainian delegation featured Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Georgii Dubynskyi, Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Serhiy Demedyuk, Deputy Minister of Defense Vitaliy Deynega, Ivan Pavlenko of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ivan Kalabashkin of the Security Service of Ukraine, State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine Deputy Heads Viktor Zhora and Oleksandr Potiy, Deputy Head of the Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine Oleg Zavorotnyi, Oleh Kyrii of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, Roman Kravidz of the Ministry of Energy, Head of the NCCC Support Service of the NSDC Staff Serhiy Prokopenko, and Ambassador of Ukraine to Estonia Mariana Betsa.
Both delegations expressed their appreciation to the Government of Estonia for making it possible to meet in Tallinn.
Official news published at https://www.state.gov/proceedings-of-the-2023-u-s-ukraine-cyber-dialogue/