US News Lead 1-Ukraine-London accuses Moscow to install a pro-Russian manager

06:25  23 january  2022
06:25  23 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

Kiev satisfied with the "unity" of its partners against Moscow

 Kiev satisfied with the The Ukrainian authorities welcome the refusal of NATO to grant Russia a right to look at a possible accession of their country to the Atlantic Alliance . © Provided by the world The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, and the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, Brussels, 16 December 2021.

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London, January 23 (Reuters) - Great Britain has accused the Kremlin Saturday to seek to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, adding that Russian intelligence agents had been in Contact with a number of alumni Ukrainian politicians in invasion projects.

The British Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave no details supporting these accusations, which intervene in a tense context that saw Russia gather tens of thousands of soldiers at the borders of Ukraine.

The Department has stated that the Russian Government considered the former Ukrainian MPA to Mouraïev as a potential candidate.

Ukraine: Despite a week of negotiations between Russia and the United States, the peace always threatened

 Ukraine: Despite a week of negotiations between Russia and the United States, the peace always threatened © AFP The Russian Minister of Foreign Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov is now waiting for a written answer to the demands of his country. A week of talks between the United States and Russia have not allowed to appease the lively crystallized tensions around Ukraine.

"We will not allow the Kremlin to plot to install a pro-Russian leader at the head of Ukraine," wrote the British Foreign Minister on Twitter.

"The Kremlin knows that a military incursion in Ukraine would be a serious strategic error and that the United Kingdom and its allies would impose severe sanctions to Russia," added Liz Truss.

Neither the Kremlin nor Evguéni Mouraïev immediately reacted to the British statement.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has described the accusations of "misinformation" and accused Great Britain and NATO to contribute to "climbing tensions" concerning Ukraine.

"We call the Department (British) Foreign Affairs to cease his provocations, to stop spreading intacts and finally concentrate his efforts on the study of the history of the Mongolian yoke," wrote the ministry on the one of his official Facebook accounts.

(Michael Holden report, with William James, Natalia Zinets in Kiev and Polina Devitt in Moscow; French version Camille Raynaud)

Russian military: Where are Russia's troops? .
100,000 soldiers, air assistance, heavy device: the Russian military threatens Ukraine with a large squad. It could advance quickly. © Maxar Technologies / DPA Russian Fighting Associations at the Troop Exercise Pogonovo in the Western Russian administrative district of Vorone's satellite image of Wednesday, January 19, of the conflict around the Russian threats against Ukraine is increasingly tricky.

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