Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman has accused the Russian authorities of being liable for hoax calls to 2 UK ministers and an tried name to a 3rd.
UK defence minister Ben Wallace and inside minister Priti Patel each stated that they had been focused.
Johnson’s spokesman stated an analogous however unsuccessful try to hoax tradition minister Nadine Dorries was additionally made.
“This is standard practice for Russian information operations and disinformation is a tactic straight from the Kremlin playbook to try and distract from their illegal activities in Ukraine and the human rights abuses being committed there,” the spokesman stated.
Wallace publicly acknowledged he had been focused shortly after his name on Thursday in an try to get forward of any try by Russia to flow into footage from it, officers stated.
He additionally launched a authorities probe to know how he ended up on a video name with a hoaxer pretending to be Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
with reporting from PA