February 5, 2023
Former Ukrainian MP and chief of the pro-Russian Nashi birthday celebration Yevhen Murayev is a candidate to steer a Russian-installed authorities in Ukraine, in step with the U.Okay. authorities. (nashi.ua)

The British authorities has accused the Kremlin of in quest of to put in a pro-Russian management in Ukraine, in a commentary on Jan. 22.

“We’ve data that signifies the Russian authorities is having a look to put in a pro-Russian chief in Kyiv because it considers whether or not to invade and occupy Ukraine,” the commentary revealed on the United Kingdom authorities web site reads.

Former Ukrainian pro-Russian lawmaker Yevhen Murayev, proprietor of Nash TV channel, is “being thought to be as a possible candidate” to steer the puppet pro-Russian authorities, in step with the document.

“We will be able to now not tolerate the Kremlin plot to put in pro-Russian management in Ukraine,” U.Okay. International Secretary Liz Truss mentioned on Jan. 23. “The Kremlin is aware of an army incursion can be a large strategic mistake and the U.Okay. and our companions would impose a serious price on Russia.”

In keeping with the click unlock, U.Okay. has data indicating that Russian intelligence services and products are involved with 4 pro-Russian politicians that have been a part of the federal government of Kremlin-backed Viktor Yanukovych, who was once ousted all over the EuroMaidan Revolution in 2014.

In keeping with CNN, which quoted assets within the State Division, the U.S. “has the similar data.”

The Russian International Ministry denied the claims, pointing out that it’s all disinformation, and blamed the U.Okay. and NATO for making an attempt to escalate tensions.

The flawed pro-Russian

Ukrainian political observers started wondering the ideas equipped by way of the United Kingdom authorities.

Regardless of being excessively pro-Russian, the previous lawmaker had a rocky courting with Moscow after declining the invitation to enroll in Kremlin-backed baby-kisser Viktor Medvedchuk and his Opposition Platform political challenge.

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In 2018, the Kremlin added Murayev to its sanctions record set to “offer protection to the pursuits of Russians and Russian firms.”

Murayev ended up caught between a rock and a difficult position.

His perspectives have echoed Kremlin’s propaganda. He has known as the Russia-backed battle in jap Ukraine a “civil battle” and the 2014 pro-Western EuroMaidan Revolution a coup d’etat. He’s additionally vocal in attacking Ukrainian politicians and cultural figures.

In the meantime, in early 2019, he accused Medvedchuk of being in the back of the Russian sanctions imposed on him, announcing that its a punishment for now not becoming a member of Medvedchuk’s challenge.

“The whole thing (Medvedchuk) touches has no political long term,” he mentioned of his former best friend. “The whole thing collapses and fades, birds prevent making a song,” Murayev mentioned.

Murayev was once additionally one of the vital first whistleblowers concerning the alleged connection between pro-Kremlin Medvedchuk after which President Petro Poroshenko.

“We’ve just one postman who tells Poroshenko what Putin needs, and who tells Putin what Poroshenko needs,” Murayev mentioned in 2019.

Poroshenko was once charged with prime treason in December. He’s suspected of conspiring with Medvedchuk to offer coal from Russian-occupied territories in jap Ukraine in 2014-2015 when Poroshenko was once president. If discovered responsible, the previous chief faces 12-15 years in jail.

Medvedchuk has additionally been charged within the case and stays underneath pre-trial space arrest since Might.

In the meantime, Murayev stays fairly well-liked by the assistance of his Nash (Ours) TV channel. After the closure, in February, of 3 pro-Russian TV channels related to Medvedchuk – NewsOne, 112 Channel and ZIK – Murayev’s rankings went up.

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In keeping with December pollster by way of Score Workforce, Murayev’s Nashi birthday celebration polls at 5.7% rather over the parliament threshold, but nonetheless in the back of the primary pro-Kremlin birthday celebration – Medvedchuk’s Opposition Platform – which has 10.5% and 44 seats in parliament.

The details about a possible Kremlin-backed coup was once launched an afternoon after but every other assembly between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian International Minister Sergei Lavrov concluded with out effects.

In contemporary weeks, the U.Okay. has confirmed to be one among Ukraine’s maximum necessary companions in opposition to Russian aggression. Along with supplying army help, Britain is trying to defuse tensions thru diplomatic approach. The U.Okay. Protection Secretary Ben Wallace and Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu are set to satisfy in Moscow. The date of the assembly has now not been set.

“I lean against the model that it is a planned ‘leak’ from Russia, which additionally displays the contest between quite a lot of pro-Russian teams in Ukraine,” wrote pro-government political analyst Volodymyr Fesenko on Fb.

“However after all, the International Place of work commentary is a great reason why for Ukraine’s Safety Carrier to tackle Murayev, his allies and his channel, which for nearly a yr has develop into the primary mouthpiece of pro-Russian propaganda in Ukraine,” he added.

This isn’t the primary time a Kremlin-backed coup is discussed by way of best officers.

President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned on Nov. 26 that audio recordings got by way of the Ukrainian intelligence display Ukrainian and Russian representatives speak about the richest Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov’s alleged participation in a coup scheduled for Dec. 1-2.

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“(In keeping with the knowledge), $1 billion will probably be spent. (Akhmetov) is being pulled right into a battle in opposition to the Ukrainian state, and I consider that he has began it, and that will probably be a large mistake,” Zelensky mentioned.

Akhmetov replied that the ideas is “an absolute lie,” claiming he roots for “an impartial, democratic, and united Ukraine with Crimea and his house area, Donbas.”