Russia’s foreign ministry has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once.
Ukraine’s presidential adviser Mikhilo Podoliak said the case should be taken seriously.
On Sunday, British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Rab told Sky News:
Britain’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday that it was “deeply concerned” about the situation in Russia. Moscow says it has no plans to invade.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said it has information that former Ukrainian lawyer Yeven Mureyev is a candidate for the presidency.
Mureyev is a pro-Russian politician. Ukraine opposes Western integration. A.D. According to a public opinion poll conducted by Razumkov Center Tank in December 2021, it is in seventh place with 6.3% support for the 2024 presidential election.
Mureyev told Britain’s Observer that Russia wanted to appoint Ukraine as its next president. On Sunday, on his Facebook page, he called for an end to the division of Ukraine between pro-Western and pro-Russian politicians.
“The time for Western and pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine is over,” he said. “Ukraine needs new politicians whose policies are based on the principles of national interest of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.”
The British Foreign Office declined to comment on the allegations. According to a source in the ministry, intelligence sharing is not a common practice, and the details were disclosed after careful consideration of the Russian invasion.
In a letter to Reuters, Ukrainian adviser Podolsik acknowledged that there were doubts among Ukrainians over whether the Kremlin was the right choice to lead Ukraine. However, he added that Russia had previously supported minorities in Crimea and the breakaway region of Donbass.
“It should take this information as seriously as possible,” he said.
The British claim comes after top US and Russian diplomats failed Friday to Ukraine If you agree to make a big difference in the conversation to resolve the issue.
Russia has demanded security from the United States, including a halt to NATO’s eastern expansion and a pledge that Ukraine would never be allowed to join the Western military.
“Such a conspiracy is alarming,” said Emily Horn, a spokeswoman for the US National Security Council. The people of Ukraine have the right to determine their own destiny, and we stand with our democratically elected partners in Ukraine.
Britain, which has sent 2,000 missiles and a military trainer to Ukraine this week, said it had information that Russia’s intelligence service had links to “several” former Ukrainian politicians, including senior officials with former President Viktor Yanukovych.
Yanukovych He fled to Russia after three months of protests in 2014 and was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2019 for treason.