Then they turned off one power plant after another, and the operators had no choice but to look helplessly at the monitors. “The goal of Russia is to show that Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky is inept and defenseless – and, possibly, provide a pretext for invading the country, “the newspaper writes. The White House explained to the publication that the United States has long been helping the Ukrainian authorities in strengthening cyber defense and increasing cyber resilience. Истoчник www.mk.ru NYT recalls that in 2015, hackers from Russia hacked into the Ukrainian energy system, seizing the control center of an electric utility company. The US authorities have sent their cybersecurity experts to Ukraine to help Kiev defend the country from Russian threats. According to the New York Times, the United States has information that Russia is allegedly preparing large-scale cyberattacks against the energy system, banking organizations and government bodies of Ukraine.