Britain Accuses Kremlin of Trying to Install Pro-Russian Leader in Ukraine

Ukraine’s biggest national flag on the country’s highest flagpole is seen at a compound of the World War II museum in Kyiv, Ukraine, December 16, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Britain on Saturday accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with a number of former Ukrainian politicians as part of plans for an invasion.

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SOURCE: Reuters – By Michael Holden; Additional reporting by William James, Natalia Zinets in Kyiv and Polina Devitt in Moscow; Editing by Frances Kerry and Daniel Wallis