The President of Russia Vladimir Putin suggested reaching a global agreement on a political commitment of States on no-first-strike with the use of ICTs against each other.
"We call on the US to greenlight the Russian-American professional expert dialogue on IIS without making it a hostage to our political disagreements," said the Russian President Vladimir Putin in a statement.
"One of today’s major strategic challenges is the risk of a large-scale confrontation in the digital field," said Putin in his statement, adding that it is the responsibility of the key players in the field of ensuring international information security (IIS) to face these challenges.
Putin suggested that Russia and the United States "agree on a comprehensive program of practical measures to reboot [... their] relations in the field of security in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)."
He went on to explain that such an agreement would restore the dialogue between the US and Russia, and would maintain a continuous and effective functioning of the communication channels between competent agencies of both countries.
"To jointly develop and conclude a bilateral intergovernmental agreement on preventing incidents in the information space similarly to the Soviet-American Agreement on the Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas in force since 25 May 1972," he added.
And last but not least, "to exchange, in a mutually acceptable format, guarantees of non-intervention into internal affairs of each other, including into electoral processes, inter alia, by means of the ICTs and high-tech methods."
Putin concluded :
"These measures are aimed at building up trust between our States, promoting security and prosperity of our peoples. They will significantly contribute to ensuring global peace in the information space. Addressing all countries, including the US, we suggest reaching global agreement on a political commitment of States on no-first-strike with the use of ICTs against each other."