Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov revealed some details of a telephone conversation between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Joe Biden.
“The issue of cybercrimes and hacker attacks, which, according to our American interlocutors, are carried out from the territory of Russia, was really discussed during the telephone conversation,” the Kremlin spokesman said.
According to him, so far the Kremlin has not passed on any specific data related to cybercriminals to Washington. “But, nevertheless, the two presidents noted the desire to act together and continue the mechanism of consultations on cybersecurity, which, in fact, has already begun to work,” said Peskov.
At the same time, he noted that “this type of specific information is still transmitted through the channels of special services.”
According to Peskov, contrary to the assurances of the United States, there was no information from Washington about hacker attacks even after a personal meeting of the two presidents in Geneva. The spokesman for the Russian leader emphasized that the bilateral agreement signed by Moscow and Washington in 1999 serves as the legal basis for this kind of interaction.
he recalled that in accordance with the 1999 Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Cases, the contact agencies are the Federal Security Service and the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation. President Vladimir Putin said earlier that it is necessary to use the provisions of this treaty as the legal basis that exists between our two states.
The telephone conversation between Putin and Biden took place on July 9 and lasted more than an hour. Prior to that, on June 16, the heads of state held a personal meeting in Geneva.
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