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Kirk set to introduce cybersecurity measure

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll introduce an amendment this week that would create a new law enforcement partnership between the U.S. and the Ukraine.

The effort focuses on combatting cybercrime, particularly hacking and data breaches.

The Illinois Republican says he's introducing the bill along with Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, who is a Democrat.

They're adding the amendment to a Ukrainian aid package that's set to be considered by the chamber this week.

Kirk says in a statement that "Ukraine is a known hub for cybercrime." And he says the U.S. should work with the Ukrainian government "to create a framework of cooperation to deter, prevent and counter these cyber criminals."

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