Statement Regarding Connection to Foreign Websites

In the past day, Russian media reports have linked the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence to the Mirotvotec website. In fact, the Centre of Excellence has absolutely no connection with the site mentioned, as publicly available information clearly shows:

  • Contact information is not validated at domain registration and is entered through open text fields. The address and phone number from the Centre’s public WHOIS entry have been copied when registering the domain in question.

  • The important information is the contact name and e-mail of the WHOIS entry. Those are Oxana Tinko and oxana -at- This person is listed as a participant in a Ukrainian “volunteer initiative to inform.” She has no affiliation whatsoever with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

  • Before April 26th, according to WHOIS history, the domain belonged to Volodymyr Kolesnykov, e-mail Vladimir -at- (

  • The Centre of Excellence has no connection with any of these individuals. They do not work and have not worked for the Centre of Excellence. They appear to have hijacked the Centre’s public information and we are taking steps to get the false information removed.