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Russia seeking to replace Ukraine government, claims UK

UK said that Yevhen Murayev, a former Ukrainian MP, is a candidate to lead the pro-Kremlin government

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The UK says it has information that Moscow is plotting to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv, as fears of an invasion of Ukraine persist.
The assertions, offered without a timeline on the intelligence, were contained in a UK Foreign Office statement late on Saturday.
Yevhen Murayev, a former Ukrainian member of parliament, is a potential candidate, according to the statement. In Washington, a National Security Council spokeswoman called the alleged plotting “deeply concerning.”
President Joe Biden also met with his national security team on Saturday to discuss continued Russian aggression toward Ukraine, according to a White

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First Published: Jan 23 2022 | 10:22 PM IST

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