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Darijo Srna
Today is another such example when I will once again prove that everything I have accomplished, thus far, both in my life and my professional career, has been achieved solely through hard work, integrity, discipline, and honesty above all. These are the principles which were instilled in me by my late father, and are the same principles by which I am raising my own children today.feedback
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Sep 22 2017
Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin, Jens Stoltenberg and Rex W. Tillerson, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Ukraine Crisis. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 432 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 825 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Petro Poroshenko is: “But instead, he committed a crime – because the state border must not be violated.”.
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Maria V. Zakharova

The meeting was on cooperation in Syria crisis, Middle East issues and Minsk agreement.feedback

Otilia Dhand

Since the last Zapad exercises in 2013, Russia has annexed Crimea and fomented unrest in eastern Ukraine, where the conflict is ongoing. The Baltic members of NATO are therefore especially concerned over the possibility that these exercises may involve incursions into their territorial waters and airspace, as well as provide cover for building up Russian forces at bases close to their borders.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

Let's at least get a cease-fire implemented and the heavy weapons withdrawn, and then do two things as a reward: lift the sanctions and help with rebuilding eastern Ukraine.feedback

Oleksandr Danylyuk

This is not surprising. We are working to change the old system and the old rules, and quite logically, the system is fighting back.feedback

Serhiy Leshchenko

Every day people come [to me] with stories of raids on business by the Security Service of Ukraine, the Interior Ministry and prosecutors.feedback

Timothy Ash

Danylyuk is a key anchor in terms of reforms. He's likely trodden on a few people's toes.feedback

Nikolai Polozov

Today a Russian court in Crimea gave Ahtem Chiygoz eight years in a high security prison but also recognised him as a Ukrainian citizen. We insisted on complete acquittal. The events took place on February 26, 2014 in Ukraine so are beyond Russian jurisdiction. This trial was used to intimidate the Crimean Tatars.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

But instead, he committed a crime – because the state border must not be violated.feedback

David Ignatius

Out of the spotlight, the secretary of state seems to be crafting a broad strategy aimed at stabilizing the situations in North Korea, Syria and Ukraine.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

On the lethal defensive weapons, we are actively reviewing it, I will go back now having seen the current situation and be able to inform the secretary of state and the president in very specific terms what I recommend for the direction ahead. Defensive weapons are not provocative unless you are an aggressor, and clearly Ukraine is not an aggressor since it is their own territory where the fighting is happening.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I consider the presence of peacekeepers – one could call them not peacekeepers, but people who ensure the safety of the OSCE mission – to be completely appropriate. It would help resolve the problem in eastern Ukraine.feedback

Vladimir Putin

The delivery of weapons to a conflict zone doesn't help peacekeeping efforts, but only worsens the situation. Such a decision would not change the situation but the number of casualties could increase. The self-declared (pro-Russian) republics (in eastern Ukraine) have enough weapons, including ones captured from the other side. It's hard to imagine how the self-declared republics would respond. Perhaps they would deploy weapons to other conflict zones.feedback

Anatoly Antonov

The time has come to resume joint meetings of Russia's and the United States' foreign and defence ministers in a 'two plus two' format.feedback

Angela Merkel

Ukraine does not have full sovereignty. I am working together with the French President and also with the help of the United States on finding solutions (for the Ukraine crisis) within the Normandy format. We just made clear in our joint statement released yesterday that the observance of the ceasefire agreement is of the utmost importance. If the Minsk agreement is kept, then the requirement will be met for lifting the sanctions on Russia.feedback

Angela Merkel

I am not the one who decides on the euro exchange rate. If the euro zone is very low then it is easier for German exporters to place their products on the global market – every change in the euro exchange rate has an impact on our ability to export and of course puts new pressure on our competitiveness. I personally don't see the trade surplus per se as so dramatic… and if the trade surplus goes down now, it is part of things that we don't have any influence on at all.feedback

Mark Hetfield

For Iranian religious minorities, like Christians, Jews and Bahai, the Lautenberg Amendment is a lifesaver.feedback

Jeffrey Carr

There is not now and never has been a single piece of technical evidence produced that connects the malware used in the DNC attack to the GRU, FSB or any agency of the Russian government.feedback

Ken Demirjian

We used to be the only store for them. Now there are four or five.feedback

Daniel German

In Odessa, it's O.K. but things can change at any moment.feedback

Mindy Johnston

We want to diversify the refugee population that we serve.feedback

Bill Frelick - Human Rights Watch

In a world where people are persecuted in many places for varying reasons, refugee resettlement programs should not privilege one category but rather prioritize the most vulnerable with the most compelling need to be resettled.feedback

Dmitri Simes

If we escalate in Ukraine when Putin is facing upcoming elections and more dependent than ever on his tough guy credentials, it could easily change Moscow's calculus in a dangerous way.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine is ready to give a tough military response to the aggressor if he tries to goes on the offensive.feedback

Roger Federer

I'm long past the thing that you have to end your career in a fairy tale.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

Any defensive weapons, it would be just to increase the price if Russia makes a decision to attack my troops and my territory. And that would be strong motivation to stop them from the very irresponsible step.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Have no doubt, the United States stands with Ukraine. We support you in the face of threats to sovereignty and territorial integrity, to international law, and to the international order writ large. Despite Russia's denials, we know they are seeking to redraw international borders by force, undermining the sovereign and free nations of Europe. Defensive weapons are not provocative unless you're an aggressor.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

September 1, in a week, the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement will take effect and become a road map of reforms for us. This is the only road we have: wide Euro-Atlantic highway (he said 'autobahn'), which leads us to EU and NATO membership.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Despite Russia's denials, we know they are seeking to redraw international borders by force. Unfortunately, Russia is not adhering to the letter, much less the spirit of these international commitments.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

What a day! This is a day that will live long in my memory: to feel the refreshing sense of independence, of freedom.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Despite Russia's denials, we know they are seeking to redraw international borders by force, undermining the sovereign and free nations of Europe.feedback

Andrei Kamayev

The less we will demand for ourselves, the more the state will probably respect us.feedback

Andrei Kamayev

When you get to the border, you don't say you're going to fight. You say you are going for business or humanitarian reasons … or for vacation or to visit family. If your documents are in order, you're let through easily.feedback

Andrei Kamayev

NATO is getting closer and closer to us, despite the promises given in the early 1990s that it wouldn't expand this far east. We used to have the great and powerful Soviet Union and now Russia is surrounded all over.feedback

Andrei Kamayev

You learn to find happiness in the little things. You're happy that you survived, you're happy that you ate … and got some sleep.feedback

Andrei Kamayev

He lived alone after he came back. Apparently, he didn't tell anyone that he was in Donbas and had nobody to talk to about it.feedback

Michael Elleman

It's likely that these engines came from Ukraine -- probably illicitly. The big question is how many they have and whether the Ukrainians are helping them now. I'm very worried.feedback

Victor Zhora

For me, this is an obvious link between the hackers and Russian officials. It was the first strike.feedback

Joe Dunford

The United States military's priority is to support our government's efforts to achieve the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula through diplomatic and economic pressure. We are preparing a military option in case such efforts fail.feedback

Michael Elleman

Such expertise is available at Russia's Energomash concern and Ukraine's KB Yuzhnoye. One has to conclude that the modified engines were made in those factories.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps
Rex W. Tillerson

We are replacing the failed policy of 'strategic patience', which expedited the North Korean threat, with a new policy of strategic accountability.feedback

Michael Elleman

The only people who can modify it easily are people at Yuzhmash or Energomash.feedback

Oleksandr Turchynov

Ukraine has never supplied rocket engines or any kind of missile technology to North Korea. We believe that this anti-Ukrainian campaign was triggered by Russian secret services to cover their participation in the North Korean nuclear and missile programs.feedback

Viktor V. Bocharenko

They just look into my car and let me go. What happened between Russia and Ukraine will never happen between us.feedback

Aleksandr Konches

He will lead this situation to what had happened in Ukraine. Look at who came out – pensioners, workers, simple people.feedback

Jason Maloni

Paul's primary focus was always directed at domestic Ukrainian political campaign work and that is reflected in yesterday's filing. Paul has appreciated the professionalism and guidance of the FARA unit throughout this process.feedback

Paula Radcliffe

When you look at those [cheats] from 2012, then 80% of those come from four countries: Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus. But only one of those countries has been banned. That has to go further.feedback

Leon Aron

What ties hacking and election meddling to Syria and Ukraine? A nostalgia for Soviet-era power.feedback

Melanie Kreis - Deutsche Post DHL

We were affected to a very small extent for a very short time, but we got it under control quickly. We are seeing volume increases in Europe in the third quarter, probably because rivals were more affected than we were.feedback

Alexandra Prodan

Even in the countries where people were oppressed, people were looking out for each other in a way. There was still a feeling of togetherness against the regime. This is basically what Engels wrote about. You know, it's about the people coming together. You saw people mobilizing and coming together.feedback

Noel Callaghan

I don't think we're necessarily celebrating it. With time, you've got to acknowledge what happened in the past, don't you?feedback

Phil Collins

He was a capitalist by day and a communist by night. Nobody's outside of a system. We're all kind of bound to it.feedback

Barbara Woods

We are for the working class. But I'm not 100 percent sure about a statue. Personally, I don't see any need for it. I think we should let things lie and rather have a statue of somebody representing the region, not somebody who's come from somewhere else. Why not George Orwell?feedback

Richard Leese

We've got lots of statues for other 19th-century figures. Why not give one to a German Manchester socialist?feedback

Noel Callaghan

Engels changed the course of history. Corrupt people, they corrupt things, don't they?feedback

Heather Nauert

I can certainly say that we have not provided defensive weapons nor have we ruled out the option to do so.feedback

Loren Thompson

What would we think if the Russians were arming Mexico? This could potentially spark a wider war.feedback

James Stavridis

This is a very logical and sensible move which will increase deterrence – because it will place doubt in the minds of Russian aggressors in terms of their use of offensive weapons systems.feedback

Dmytro Shymkiv

I remember the first weeks when we forced people to do a password change. My team heard all kind of screams and disrespectful messages ... Over three years, it's a different organisation.feedback

Mike Pence

The "lifting of sanctions will require Russia to reverse the actions that caused sanctions to be imposed in the first place. Russia's destabilising activities in Ukraine, their support for rogue regimes like Iran and Syria and North Korea ... their posture has to change.feedback

Serhiy Demedyuk

At the beginning of this year we had attacks on state-owned enterprises. If it were not for cooperation with the guys from Moldova, we would not have identified these criminals.feedback

Oleksandr Danylyuk

Imagine that, knowing this, I went to the Verkhovna Rada to present the budget - the main financial document on which 45 million people live - and at the same time I was thinking about how to save not only the document itself, but also the honour of the ministry. I understood that if I showed even the slightest hint of our nervousness, the organisers of the attack would achieve their goal. We're completely revising and restructuring the ministry's IT landscape.feedback

Aleksey Kleschevnikov - Wnet

Locally, the weak spot is accounting, but more generally it is the lack of cyber defenses at a government level. There aren't agencies analyzing risks at a government level.feedback

Mike Pence

To our allies here in Eastern Europe, we are with you, we stand with you on behalf of freedom and it is a great honor for me to be here. The president has made it very clear, that Russia's destabilizing activities, its support for rogue regimes, its activities in Ukraine are unacceptable. And the president made it very clear that very soon he will sign the sanctions from the Congress of the United States to reinforce that.feedback

Dmitri Trenin

From the Kremlin's standpoint, Russia's intervention in Ukraine [after a revolution overthrew Ukraine's pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych] was a defensive move. The importance of Ukraine to Russia's security and the Russian psyche can hardly be overestimated.feedback

Dmitri Trenin

In 1939-40, Britain and France did not much help [these countries] against the Nazis. The president has to bow to the prevailing anti-Russian consensus in the policy establishment. Bad as they are now, U.S.-Russian relations continue to get worse, edging ever closer to a kinetic collision between their armed forces somewhere: in Syria, over the Baltic and Black Seas, or Ukraine.feedback

Timothy Ash

Politicians have been brought to account in Pakistan - can the same be said for many emerging markets, e.g. Ukraine and South Africa. On the latter we talk a lot about the strength of South African institutions, but have any major politicians been brought to account for stuff that is not dis-similar, even worse, than this?feedback

Petro Poroshenko

I look forward to visiting with the president and getting a more in-depth briefing... If that's the result, then he's going to be a very, very wealthy and successful man.feedback

Justin Trudeau

Our support for Ukraine, including militarily, is something that stands us very clearly on the 'Russia is an unhelpful actor in the world' side of the dynamic.feedback

Oleg Khokhlov - Goltsblat BLP

There were sort of expectations that the sanctions would be gradually lifted because there would be progress in the political settlements in Ukraine. The question was when would it happen. With these sanctions now about to be converted into law, that makes it much more difficult, and you just have to realize that it is going to be for a long time.feedback

Rick Perry

Giving Ukraine more options with some of our technology is, I think, in everyone's best interest with the exception of the Russians, but that's OK. I hope that stepping away from the Paris accord will not have any negative impact with our relationship with the Ukraine. We tried to divorce the politics from this and really just let our record stand, one that I'm very proud of. The coal conversation at this particular point in time is with (Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross) and I full well suspect it will go forward.feedback

Kurt Volker

Defensive weapons, ones that would allow Ukraine to defend itself, and to take out tanks for example, would actually help. I'm not predicting where we go on this … but I think that argument that it would be provocative to Russia or emboldening of Ukraine is just getting it backwards.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

We don't give back our own territory. Crimea is territory belonging to the Russian Federation.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

And we support where the legislation is now, and will continue to work with the House and Senate to put those tough sanction in place on Russia until the situation in Ukraine is fully resolved,' Huckabee Sanders said. But it certainly isn't right now.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Look, the administration is supportive of being tough on Russia, particularly in putting these sanctions in place. The original piece of legislation was poorly written but we were able to work with the House and Senate. And the administration is happy with the ability to do that and make those changes that were necessary. And we support where the legislation is now, and will continue to work with the House and Senate to put those tough sanctions in place on Russia until the situation in Ukraine is fully resolved. But it certainly isn't right now.feedback

Sarah Sanders

We support where the legislation is now and will continue working with the House and Senate to put those tough sanctions in place on Russia until the situation in Ukraine is fully resolved and it certainly isn't right now.feedback

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

He (Trump) won't care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine? She craves power. Her view is that Hillary is the most important person on the planet, that America is an exceptional country, as Barack Obama said. That's dangerous. She could start a nuclear war.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

As I said, we have the war to defeat ISIS in which many of those battle plans are being coordinated between the US, its coalition agreements, Turkey, some of the Syrian opposition and others. And it is being coordinated somewhat with the Syrian regime and the Russian forces to put pressure on ISIS to eliminate them. I think our strategy in Syria, as you know, our priority is first the defeat of ISIS. Remove them from access to the Caliphate because that's where the threat to the homeland and to so many other homelands of our coalition partners is emanating from.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We do not support sanctions generally because we don't find them to be effective unless they are very well implemented comprehensively and that's a very hard thing to do. I would tell you thus far the situation surrounding abates in Ukraine has had no impact on our ability to conduct our fairs in Russia and there has been no change in anyone's posture towards us.feedback

Alexander Zakharchenko

We are proposing to residents of Ukraine a peaceful way out of a difficult situation without war. It's our last proposal.feedback

Alexander Motyl

The war has galvanized Ukrainian national identity and turned it toward the West.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

You should understand that (Alexander) Zakharchenko and (Igor) Plotnitsky, they are not political figures, they are puppets – muppet show – which translates the messages they receive from Russia.feedback

Alexander Zakharchenko

We need to help them, but not through war, unless we are pushed into it by Kyiv. Together we must build a new country.feedback

David Patrikarakos

No one has been arrested for the deaths of 298 civilians three years ago, a state of affairs in which London, the money-laundering capital, is complicit• David Patrikarakos is an author. Three years ago on Monday, I stood in Maidan square in Kiev, among the tents and barricades erected by a hardcore of protesters still camped out there, refusing to leave until the government had finally rid itself of corruption. Stalls sold toilet paper with Russian president Vladimir Putin’s face on it. The atmosphere remained charged.feedback

Serhiy Leshchenko

It means either Manafort is lying, or the Party of Regions was lying.feedback

Daria M. Kaleniuk

The Party of Regions was spending a lot of cash, to bribe voters and for illegal advertising. Manafort took the money to whitewash its reputation in the West.feedback

Paul Manafort

Any questions about the reporting obligations of the Party of Regions should be directed to those within the party responsible for such reporting.feedback

Adrian Karatnycky

Russia tries to absorb breakaway regions while stepping up terror in Kiev and elsewhere.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

In eight months of investigations, there's no single fact that's been put on the table. If we really could decide on the fate of Germany and the U.S., then all the former Soviet Republics around us would not have the same attitude, so maybe there wouldn't be a Ukraine crisis in the first place. If we were able to influence America we could influence all the other countries as well.feedback

Jonathan Turley

It is common for foreign governments to withhold or take actions to influence elections in other countries. Information is often shared through various channels during elections from lobbyists, non-government organizations, and government officials.feedback

Lawrence Noble - Campaign Legal Center

If the Ukrainian government did oppo[sitional] research in coordination with the Clinton campaign or the DNC and they knowingly accepted the information, there is a possible [illegal] foreign national contribution. But if Chalupa was gathering the information and passing it on, the question is who did the work and what did the Clinton campaign and DNC know.feedback

Lindsey Graham

Are you familiar with the email problems of Donald Trump Jr. in the last few days? Here's what I want you to tell every politician. If you get a call from somebody suggesting that a foreign government wants to help you by disparaging your opponent, tell us all to call the FBI. I have no idea if they are true, but would you tell me if they are true, it is wrong for the Ukraine to be involved in our elections? Would you look into this?feedback

Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine has clearly defined its political future and its future in the sphere of security. Today we clearly stated that we would begin a discussion about a membership action plan and our proposals for such a discussion were accepted with pleasure. This does not mean that we will soon be applying for membership.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

So NATO will continue to support Ukraine on the path towards a close relationship with NATO, to implementing reforms and to meeting NATO standards. And then the message is that whether Ukraine is going to become a member of NATO or not is for the allies and Ukraine to decide, no one else has a right to try to veto such a process.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

We came to agreement with the secretary-general that Ukraine and the whole world today need strong and decisive actions by the U.N. like never before.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

Kiev did not plan, did not start this war. It was planned and started in Moscow. That's why the keys to peaceful settlement are in Moscow.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

It (Ukraine's rapprochement with NATO) will not contribute to the strengthening of stability and security on the European continent.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think the election interference really shows how complicated the use of these types of tools are becoming. We have to find a way to begin to address that, and it's not going to be only about Russia. It's going to be about an international engagement as well.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

He focused on the cease-fire in Syria, which is a major accomplishment. He talked about Ukraine and he talked about North Korea, so this was a very substantive meeting. Why would President Trump broadcast exactly what he said in the meeting? Strategically that makes no sense. He's made it very clear how he feels.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Ukraine has come a long way. We want to acknowledge that [but] we still have more to do and this is all about securing Ukraine's future: making the place attractive for investors, being attractive to their European neighbors.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

It is necessary for Russia to take the first steps to de-escalate the situation in the eastern part of Ukraine. This is necessary for us to make any movement. We do call on Russia to honor its commitments that were made under the Minsk accords and to exercise influence over the separatists in the region that they have complete control over. We want to acknowledge that, (but) we still have more to do. This is all about securing Ukraine's future: making the place attractive for investors, being attractive to their European neighbors.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

After a very substantive discussion on this, they reached an agreement that they would start a cyberunit to make sure that there was absolutely no interference whatsoever, that they would work on cybersecurity together. And President Trump focused the conversation on Syria and the Ukraine and North Korea.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

There is an understanding that effective measures should be taken, which would lead to real ceasefire on the frontline and to ensure military hardware withdrawal. Minsk accords are being implemented too slowly, serious disappointment is not concealed.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I had a very long conversation with the president of the United States. Many issues had accumulated, including Ukraine, Syria and other problems, some bilateral issues. We again went back to counterterrorism and cyber security issues … phone conversations are never enough definitely. I'm delighted to be able to meet you personally. And I hope that, as you have said, our meetings will yield positive results.feedback

Oleksandr Sushko

Although there is no direct ban on the accession of a belligerent country, there is a logic which means granting NATO membership to a country must add stability and security to the Alliance and the world as a whole. There is a large group of NATO members who would not like to increase tensions in relations with Russia. And it is clear that any move towards Ukraine's accession will mean additional tension.feedback

Maria Korenyuk

If a NATO membership referendum was held this year, almost 70% of voters would say "yes" according to recent surveys. What is remarkable is that since 2012 the number of the North Atlantic Alliance supporters has tripled in the country. The main reason for this is the armed conflict in Ukrainian Donbass.feedback

Andriy Parubiy

The Ukrainian army is becoming one of the most powerful armies in the region. Moreover, the army has real combat experience, the experience of modern warfare which means the Ukrainian army is capable of defending not only the Ukrainian border, but also the eastern border of NATO, and the eastern border of the entire free world.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We've had a very long discussion with the U.S. president. Many issues accrued, including Ukraine, Syria and other problems, as well as some bilateral issues. I'm delighted to meet you personally.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I had a very lengthy conversation with the President of the United States, there were a lot of issues such as Ukraine, Syria, other problems, some bilateral issues. We again returned to the issues of fighting terrorism and cybersecurity.feedback

Wolfango Piccoli

The Kremlin seeks to discuss a wide range of topics from economic relations to the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, while the U.S. side prefers a loose agenda for this first official meeting. It is unlikely that this closely-watched meeting will result in any tangible outcomes.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail. The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. The transatlantic bond between the United States and Europe is as strong as ever, and maybe in many ways, even stronger. We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes – including Syria and Iran – and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes including Syria and Iran, and to join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself.feedback

Serhiy Demydiuk

They knew about it. They were told many times by various antivirus firms... For this neglect, the people in this case will face criminal responsibility. We have issues with the company's leadership, because they knew there was a virus in their software but didn't do anything.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes – including Syria and Iran – and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself. Today, the West is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence, and challenge our interests. To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes, and cyberwarfare, we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively in new ways and on all new battlefields.feedback

Dmytro Shymkiv

Ten percent of PC install base (in gov and commerce segment) in Ukraine were compromised, half of which become bricks.feedback

John Lovallo - DLA Piper

We are working with leading industry professionals to bring these back in a graduated way when we are satisfied that appropriate safeguards are in place to bring them online securely.feedback

Jaime Blasco - AlienVault

There's more to this story than what's been told. Based on our analysis, this attack was really, really bad. Companies that weren't using best security practices were wiped out.feedback

Mikael Olai Milhøj - Danske Bank

The G20 meeting starts tomorrow and there are many things to talk about: North Korea, Paris climate change deal, trade/protectionism, Ukraine and so on. CNN has a long list of Trump's disagreement with G20 counterparts and EU-Japan is expected to present its free trade deal (removing 99pc of tariffs on traded goods) today.feedback

Arsen Avakov

The attack was stopped. The servers were removed along with cyber criminals impact's traces obviously rooted from Russian Federation.feedback

Antony Blinken

It got to the point where he would be claiming there were no Russians in Ukraine. And Obama would say to him, Vladimir, we can see things. We have eyes. We know it's not true.' He would just move on.feedback

Bert Koenders

This means that the team's cooperation will continue into the prosecution phase.feedback

Olesya Bilousova

... The fact is that this backdoor needs to be closed. There was a hacking of servers. As of today, every computer which is on the same local network as our product is a threat. We need to pay the most attention to those computers which weren't affected (by the attack). The virus is on them waiting for a signal. There are fingerprints on computers which didn't even use our product.feedback

Michael McFaul

You don't want to come out of there saying, We're friends, and the enemy is the deep state and the media. If it were somebody else other than Trump, you could imagine a tough conversation about Ukraine and election meddling, but that's probably too optimistic. Politics does constrain, I think, the parameters of the possible for any kind of major breakthrough.feedback

Oleg Derevianko

It definitely tells us about the advanced capabilities of the adversaries. I don't think any additional evidence is needed to attribute this to a nation-state attack.feedback

Volodymyr Groysman

We had programme failures in connection to the cyber-attack, which meant that businesses were unable to submit account reports on time.feedback

Anton Cherepanov - Eset

We identified a very stealthy and cunning backdoor that was injected by attackers into one of M.E.Doc's legitimate modules. It seems very unlikely that attackers could do this without access to M.E.Doc's source code. This was a thoroughly well-planned and well-executed operation.feedback

Volodymyr Omelyan

Thank God we still have people who know how to fill out forms.feedback

Michael McFaul

I hope that he would think about first: what is our objective in Ukraine? What is our objective in Syria? And secondarily, how do I go about achieving that in my meeting with Putin?feedback

Serhiy Demedyuk

We have issues with the company's leadership, because they knew there was a virus in their software but didn't do anything ... if this is confirmed, we will bring charges.feedback

Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky - Kaspersky Lab

There are several parts of the code and strings that are shared. These families are connected.feedback

Jake Williams

It is clear that this was targeted indiscriminately at Ukrainian businesses, and the Ukrainian government, . I expect that we will see additional fallout from this is the coming days.feedback

Bobby Lee - BTC China

Everything being said so far does point to Russia being a leading candidate for a suspect in this attack.feedback

Jake Williams

It definitely wasn't ransomware and wasn't financially motivated. The goal was to cause disruption in computer networks.feedback

Oleksandr Turchynov

Also involved was the hosting service of an Internet provider, which the SBU (Ukraine's state security service) has already questioned about cooperation with Russian intelligence agencies.feedback

Charles Carmakal - Mandiant

What's really clear right now is that we are seeing what appears to be the first widescale attack against the economy and Ukraine. It appears to be more of a disruptive attack against organizations that do business in the Ukraine and something to really impact the way of life out there.feedback

Valentyn Petrov

We are in an interesting test phase in which Russia is using modern cyber weapons, and everyone is interested to see how it is working - and how threats can be countered.feedback

Matt Suiche

The fact of pretending to be a ransomware while being in fact a nation-state attack . . . is in our opinion a very subtle way for the attacker to control the narrative of the attack.feedback

Lesley Carhart

While most 'patient zero' computers were in Ukraine . . . the corporate networks those computers [connect to] could potentially span the globe, and infection could also spread to any customers, partners, or vendors with whom they had unrestricted network connections and shared accounts.feedback

Costin Raiu - Kaspersky Lab

Our analysis indicates the main purpose of the attack was not financial gain, but widespread destruction.feedback

John Hultquist - FireEye

If it were an attack masquerading as crime, that would not be unprecedented at all.feedback

Brian Lord - Government Communications Headquarters

This attack is about disabling how large companies and governments can operate. You get a double whammy of the initial cyberattack and then organisations being forced to shut down their operations. The screen became red. A warning appeared, and everything on the hard drive was scrambled.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

No one can effectively combat cyber threats on their own, and, unfortunately, unfounded blanket accusations will not solve this problem.feedback

Andrey Link

The key argument in our favour is not the cost but availability. To find 2-3 people (in Israel) is not a problem, but if they need . . . an R&D centre for 100 people, it is very difficult in Israel.feedback

Yifat Turbiner

Why do we still have classes where there are no computers? If more budgets aren't allocated to generate a technological state of mind . . . from elementary school, I believe all industries will suffer, not just high-tech.feedback

Victor Zhora

There is still a lot of damage, especially in banks. ATMS are working (again) but some bank operations are still limited.feedback

Brian Suarez

The shields don't stop bullets, but they do protect us from tear gas, rubber bullets and stones.feedback

Carlos Delgado

Hearing a Ukrainian and seeing the tears in their eyes, you ask yourself: 'Hold on, am I in Ukraine or in Cafetal?feedback

Oleg Derevianko

It's highly likely that during this attack new attacks were set up. At almost all organizations whose network domains were infected, not all computers went offline. Why didn't they all go offline? We are trying to understand what they might have left on those machines that weren't hit.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

NATO has established a trust fund for cyber defence where we finance the programs, the activities we do. I think that the cyber attacks we have seen this week very much highlight the importance of the support, the help NATO ... provides to Ukraine to strengthen its cyber defences, technical and other kinds of support.feedback

Ryan Kalember - Proofpoint

It's more harmful to the organization that it affects, but because it's not randomly spreading over the internet like WannaCry, it's somewhat contained to the organizations that were connected to each other.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

We are implementing our cyber defense pledge which is ensuring that we are strengthening the cyber defences of both Nato networks but also helping Nato allies. We share best practices and technology and we also work more and more closely with all allies looking into how we can integrate their capabilities, strengthening Nato's capability to defend our networks. We have also decided that a cyberattack can trigger Article 5.feedback

Brian Lord - Government Communications Headquarters

My sense is this starts to look like a state operating through a proxy ... as a kind of experiment to see what happens.feedback

Ted Lieu

If the NSA has a kill switch for this new malware attack, the NSA should deploy it now.feedback

Tom Kellermann

It was a wiper disguised as ransomware. They had no intention of obtaining money from the attack.feedback

George Kurtz - CrowdStrike

When systems are down and can't generate revenue, that really gets the attention of executives and board members.feedback

Ivan Lozowy

If you look at Ukrainian cyberspace, M.E.Doc is an excellent carrier for a virus. The Russians are interested in Ukraine having as many problems as possible.feedback

Mikko Hypponen - F-Secure

It's like WannaCry all over again. Nothing is stopping Petya now. This could hit the U.S.A. pretty bad.feedback

Yevhen Dykhne

In connection with the irregular situation, some flight delays are possible.feedback

Pavlo Rozenko

We also have a network 'down'. This image is being displayed by all computers of the government.feedback

Noa Acker

Salaries will be very high, and the industry will shrink to only very high-level R&D, while much of the work will be exported.feedback

Boaz Inbal

They are in the same time zone, they have a good level of English and all are Russian speakers. Some of our people here are former Russians. We have direct flights to both countries. It's easy for us to collaborate and communicate.feedback

Bjorn Geldhof

The exhibition tries to tackle that notion, to make that notion relevant in the context of today, of the world, but also very closely related to what's happening in Ukraine. And further more we try to expand it into what that fragile state means beyond the political notion, because it's also about a personal fragility, both on a physical and a mental level. I decided to work on two pandemics that particularly affect Africa and also the whole world, AIDS and Ebola.feedback

Bjorn Geldhof

In wanting to depict them, I chose to work on porcelain. And on these vases I portray some research, the source of images that researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris gave me.feedback

Michael Wessells

Over time, this strains the children's ability to cope and to stay true to their civilian identity. Many children engage in this strategy of splitting–technically the term would be 'disassociation.feedback

Kadri Liik

It greatly empowers the forces in society that push reforms.feedback

Heather Nauert

Let's remember that these sanctions didn't just come out of nowhere. Our targeted sanctions were imposed in response to Russia's ongoing violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor, Ukraine. If the Russians seek an end to these sanctions, they know very well the US position: Our sanctions on Russia related Russia's ongoing aggression against Ukraine will remain in place until Russia fully honors its obligations under the Minsk Agreements. Our sanctions related to Crimea will not be lifted until Russia ends its occupation of the peninsula.feedback

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