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Luik: Civilian infrastructure must be protected

7. November 2017 - 17:28
Luik: Civilian infrastructure must be protected
Luik: Civilian infrastructure must be protected

At the meeting of the Northern Group’s Defence Ministers, Minister Jüri Luik admitted that Russia's constant attention to the European countries information systems and the attempts to influence the elections is forcing the West to pay more attention to the protection of civilian infrastructures.

According to Luik, the time when the civilian infrastructure was strictly separated from the one used for military purposes, is over. This makes the civilian infrastructure vulnerable and there is a growing need to protect it.

"During the Cold War, the difference was clear, but it is no longer the case," said Luik.

According to the Minister of Defence, special attention to this matter must also be paid in the development of the European Union's Permanent Structured Cooperation on defence (PESCO).

"By paying adequate attention to the protection of civilian infrastructure the European Union can support NATO in its military tasks, without duplicating what NATO is already doing well," Minister of Defence added.