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Ukraine to counter cybercrimes

STRASBOURG, France, March 12 (UPI) -- Ukraine government authorities are looking to increase coordinated international efforts to combat cybercrimes.

The Ukrainian government sent a delegation of representatives from the State Financial Monitoring Committee, Ministry of Internal Affairs and other agencies to participate in Octopus Interface 2009, an international conference on cybercrimes in Strasbourg, France.

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Ukrainian authorities participated in the conference as part of a government effort in Ukraine to strengthen efforts to combat the evolving threat of terrorism, money laundering, fraud and other crimes that have a growing presence on the Internet.

The conference focused on ways to enhance coordinated actions to combat cybercrimes on the national and global scale.

"To ensure (an) effective fight against cybercrimes on the international level, it is necessary to implement purposeful and well-coordinated measures in order to elaborate practical solutions to prevent various kinds of new cybercrimes," Igor Cherkaskyi, head of Ukraine State Financial Monitoring Committee, said in a statement.

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