Disinfo: Ukraine’s Interior Minister is affiliated with British security services

Summary

Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is affiliated with British security services, so there is “an interesting confrontation taking place in Ukraine” as Avakov and the British security services “are playing a secret game there”. UK uses Ukraine for an offensive against Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about conspiracy against Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 129
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Secret services, Conspiracy

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Disproof

EU does not own any military vehicles nor has it sent any to France.

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