Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze said that NATO had already provided assistance to Ukraine in the field of cybersecurity in excess of EUR1 million under the relevant trust Fund and intends to commence the second phase of cooperation.

“I can call the total amount that was collected in the trust Fund is 1 million 50 thousand euros. These funds were used. But they include the services of experts, who conducted a needs analysis,” said I. klympush-Tsintsadze in his interview to the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”.

Vice Prime Minister noted that funds were collected in a trust Fund for Ukraine to ensure its needs in the field of cyber security, which oversees Romania.

“We came to the end of the first phase of the Fund. During the meeting of the Commission Ukraine-NATO July 10 member countries of the Alliance expressed its readiness to proceed to the second phase of the Fund”, – he said.

According to I . klympush-Tsintsadze, and now Ukraine, namely the Ukrainian security Service as the body responsible for cooperation with the Fund should assess their needs in the field of cybersecurity.

“And then the country responsible for the Fund (Romania if.), will coordinate with other countries to implement jointly defined objectives,” said I. klympush-Tsintsadze.

She added that earlier, this whole process took a year, but now, given the expertise already available, needs to go faster.

Vice Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine and NATO actively cooperate in the field of cybersecurity: “the Headquarters of NATO invited our professionals of this sphere to visit her to get acquainted with the system of cyber security and exchange of experience”.

The full text of the interview with the Vice-Prime Minister I. klympush-Tsintsadze will be published on the website of the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” in the public domain.