The EU has financed and delivered equipment for a cyber lab, security software and hardware to the Ukrainian Armed Forces; the cyber lab was unveiled in Kyiv on Friday, the European Union External Action Service has reported.

“This cyber lab will provide training environment to test and strengthen the hands-on skills of military cyber defence professionals with realistic virtual scenarios and real-time simulations that help to identify, monitor and protect from future cyberattacks faster and more effectively,” the message reads.

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The laboratory was opened under the assistance program within the framework of the European Peace Facility.

The European Peace Facility is an off-budget instrument aimed at enhancing the Union’s ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security, by enabling capacity-building activities for military actors, and the provision of training, equipment and infrastructure for security purposes under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).

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On 15 December 2021, the EU adopted an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces worth EUR 31 million, including on cyber defence.

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