Russia requests Canada to remove leaked personal data of their pilots

Photographs and other personal information of Russian pilots taking part in the Russian operation in Syria were posted on a Canadian website. The Russian side has appealed to the country’s authorities with a request to remove this information. The Director of the Department on New Challenges and Threats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ilya Rogachev, stated that Ottawa is still considering the issue.

The Russian diplomat reported that the photographs and other personal information of Russian pilots who take part in the special operation in Syria were posted on a website which is under Canadian jurisdiction.

At the meeting of the Russian Public Council for International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy, Rogachev stated “We applied to the corresponding Canadian authorities with a request to remove this data but they are still thinking”.

He emphasized that Moscow will continue to insist on the removal of this data.

  Russia, Russian pilots, Canada

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