The White House is calling Russia’s reported plan to install a pro-Kremlin leader in Ukraine “deeply concerning.”
A spokesperson for the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office said they have information indicating that the Russian government is looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine.
“We have information that indicates the Russian Government is looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv as it considers whether to invade and occupy Ukraine. The former Ukrainian MP Yevhen Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate,” the spokesperson said.
The White House National Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne told Fox News that the plot is “deeply concerning.”
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“This kind of plotting is deeply concerning. The Ukrainian people have the sovereign right to determine their own future, and we stand with our democratically-elected partners in Ukraine,” Horne said.