Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine create IT coalition to give Ukrainian army advantage on battlefield
At the meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group on September 19, Estonia, Luxembourg and Ukraine launched an IT coalition to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the cyber domain
This was reported by the press service of the Estonian Ministry of Defense.
"The role of information and communication technology in this war is certainly harder to perceive, since the kinetic activities on the front are much more visible. Nevertheless, actions in the cyber domain are significant amplifiers for what happens on the physical battlefield. It is a pleasure and honor for Estonia to be able to put competencies gained as an e-state to good use in supporting Ukraine," said Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur.
For his part, Ukraine's Defense Minister Rustem Umerov noted that the IT Coalition will focus on providing a secure and resilient IT infrastructure for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Defense Forces, which will enable Ukraine to be more effective on the battlefield.
Belgium, Lithuania and Denmark also signed the Declaration of Intent at the IT Coalition's presentation event.
On September 19, the 15th meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, also known as the Ramstein meeting, took place in Germany in a face-to-face format. For the first time, Rustem Umerov, as the new head of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense, took part in the meeting.