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US, UK Intel Services Prepare Disinformation Against Putin’s Inner Circle: Reports

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US, UK Intel Services Prepare Disinformation Against Putin's Inner Circle: Reports

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UK and US intelligence services are in an active phase of the anti-Russian campaign aiming to discredit individuals from the leadership of the Defence Ministry and the inner circle of Russian Ppresident Vladimir Putin, the Russian state-media reported citing a military diplomatic source.

“As part of the undisguised provocative actions, specialists from the American and British intelligence agencies fabricate fakes about the Russian leadership”, the source stated as quoted by Sputnik.

“As in the case with the Panama dossier, despite the absurdity of the accusations, the White House predictably uses fakes to justify sanctions. Such actions are direct interference in the internal affairs of the Russian Federation aimed to destabilise the country, weaken the economic potential of Russia and form the levers of political influence on its leadership”, the source said.

According to the source, aggressive actions could be seen in the information space, and provocations were no longer being concealed. The report said that the disinformation will wind up in the media controlled by foundations established by influential financiers such as George Soros and William Browder. The campaign will also involve media outlets funded by US authorities, naming Radio Freedom and Current Time among others.

It should be noted that Russia is facing a constant media and diplomatic pressure from mainstream media outlets and Western states. So, further actions to discredit Russia and its leadership will not go as something unexpected.

At the same time, a favourable situation for such disinformation campaigns is at least partly created by Putin’s circle and the Russian top leadership, as well as their friends and relatives. The clothing line created by the Russian Defense Ministry in partnership with a clothing company of controversial rapper Timur “Timati” Yunusov could be an example of creating such an environment.

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