Ukraine: Over the past several years, a number of nations have come forward with evidence supporting the assertion that Russia has worked to influence and undermine the democratic process. The Ukraine has already shown evidence of a number of instances in which Russia has used cyber-operations to influence public opinion. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has announced that it will begin blocking websites which are suspected of “undermining the country’s national security” prior to the upcoming presidential election. The head of the SBU did not mince words when discussing the reason for the censorship and blatantly blamed Russia for utilizing “information influence, fake news, and attacks on the information space,” as well as carrying out “cyber-attacks, attacks on cyber-space and critical infrastructure.” It was noted during the statement that 2,000 fake accounts had been identified and blocked along with 200 websites promoting Russian ideology over the past year.
By Anthony Zampino Introduction Leading up to the most recent Russian invasion of Ukraine in