If proved that a number of official websites have stopped working due to hacker attacks, those responsible face fines or even imprisonment, Interior Ministry spokesman Volodymyr Polishchyk told the press.

"For the moment we do not have confirmed information that these were hacker attacks, which caused malfunction of a number of official websites. The question has not been studied thoroughly and the investigation continues," Polishchyk said.

He also informed that similar crimes are being investigated by both police department and Security Service of Ukraine.

The official stated that if hackers' interference is confirmed, then in accordance with the Criminal Code of Ukraine those responsible face financial sanctions or even imprisonment up to five years. Measures of punishment will be determined by court.

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