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A Russian hacking group claimed Saturday that the Ukrainian military indirectly supplied weapons to the Islamic State group. It’s the latest flare-up between CyberBerkut, a Kremlin-backed group of cybercriminals, and the pro-Western government in Ukraine, which has denied knowledge of how its missiles may have wound up in the hands of ISIS. CyberBerkut said Saturday that it’s in possession of documentsINDICATING that employees of the Ukrainian state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom had discussions with Qatari government officials over the possible sale of surface-to-air missiles in September, according to Sputnik International, a state-controlled Russian media outlet. The report, which does not offer proof that the Ukrainian company sold a Soviet-built S-125-SD Pechora to Qatar, comes after a Lebanese citizen was arrested in Kuwait, and claimed he purchased arms in Ukraine that were ultimately meant for ISIS. Qatar hasFUNDED Syrian rebel groups for years, spending “as much as $3 billion” during the first two years of the civil war alone, the Financial Times reported. “There have been no official comments on the issue, andTHE DOCUMENTS uploaded by the hackers have not been verified,” Sputnik reported, regarding the alleged negotiations between Ukroboronprom and Qatar’s Defense Industry. Another pro-Kremlin media outlet,FortRuss.blogspot.be, reported Saturday that CyberBerkut “published a letter, […]
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