“We call on individual participants in our discussion to refrain from unceremoniously accusing Russia of cyber-aggression. In case of concern, any state can directly address the competent Russian authorities,” the diplomat stressed, according to a review published on the Foreign Ministry’s website.
Speaking at the UN open working group on international information security, Tiazhlova denounced that as part of the campaign to isolate Russia from all global mechanisms, its authorities were restricted from attending international forums.
In this regard, the official explained that the United States and Switzerland do not issue visas for Moscow delegates to participate at debate in UN bodies.
“From the point of view of ensuring the effectiveness of the work of the UN open working group, the full participation of states in the negotiation process is of paramount importance.
We draw attention to the non-compliance with the obligations to host UN agencies not only by Washington, but also by Switzerland,” she further said.
The statements by Tyazhlova come in response to the refusal by the US Government to issue a visa to the Kremlin’s top cybersecurity official, Andrei Khrutskikh, who was to lead the Russian delegation to the UN security working group session.