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09 August 2020, 18:02

Cyberattacks against websites of government agencies expected to have no effect on Belarus' CEC work

MINSK, 9 August (BelTA) – Cyberattacks against websites of government agencies should have no effect on the operation of the Central Election Commission, BelTA learned from Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Vadim Ipatov on 9 August.

The official said: “I don't think it will affect the commission's work in any way because we work on a very important task of political nature. We have to make sure that the election proceeds in line with the Belarusian legislation. We haven't noticed that anything has happened to our website so far. There are ways of doing our work without Internet resources. We've already discussed all these things as we were preparing for the election campaign.”

In his words, voters are highly active during the election campaign, including at polling stations abroad. “People didn't wait for the polling stations to close but went to cast their votes right away. This picture definitely spurs us and indicates that everything should be perfectly organized,” the official noted.

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