UK Presents No Proof of Russia's 'Cyberattacks' on COVID-19 Vaccine Developers, Moscow Says

© AP Photo / Ted S. WarrenPharmacist Michael Witte wears heavy gloves as he opens a frozen package of the potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, on the first day of a first-stage safety study clinical trial, Monday, March 16, 2020
Pharmacist Michael Witte wears heavy gloves as he opens a frozen package of the potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, on the first day of a first-stage safety study clinical trial, Monday, March 16, 2020 - Sputnik International
Subscribe
US
India
Global
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom has not presented any proof of Russia's alleged cyberattacks on universities working on a vaccine against the coronavirus, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said in an interview with Sputnik.

"Russia has not received any official request from the UK ... Neither have we seen any persuasive proof of cyberattacks on British universities and scientific organisations by our country or from its territory", Syromolotov said. "Unfortunately, we’re seeing another round of the anti-Russia campaign, in which our country is groundlessly accused of staging cyberattacks".

He recalled that Georgia and the Czech Republic had filed similar accusations against Russia.

© REUTERS / SEAN ELIASA scientist cleans vaccine vials at the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility (CBF) in Oxford, Britain, April 2, 2020
UK Presents No Proof of Russia's 'Cyberattacks' on COVID-19 Vaccine Developers, Moscow Says - Sputnik International
A scientist cleans vaccine vials at the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility (CBF) in Oxford, Britain, April 2, 2020
"Each time we see more and more refined attacks on Russia, aimed at discrediting its image on the global media arena", Syromolotov noted.

According to him, London is trying to find any trace of "Russian meddling" to start yet another baseless campaign against Moscow on "highly likely" grounds.

In early May, reports emerged in the UK media, claiming that "hostile states", such as Russia and China, were attempting to hack UK universities and steal research related to the vaccine.

 

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала