Shmygal accused Russia of preparing a coup in Ukraine / GORDON

The head of government, referring to secret intelligence data, noted that a coup was being prepared with the aim of overthrowing the pro-Western government in Ukraine.

Shmygal said that build-up of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine is part of a broader effort by Moscow to dampen Kiev’s EU ambitions. The Kremlin is “preparing something,” the Ukrainian prime minister stressed.

Shmyhal added that Ukrainian intelligence has revealed the activities of “external forces” trying to influence the political opposition within the country in order to provoke a popular uprising and a coup d’etat.

According to the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, “there are no revolutionary sentiments in Ukrainian society.”

In Ukraine, they understand that “there was influence from the outside in order to strengthen protests in Kiev, to make them stronger “, summed up Shmygal.

Context:

During the press marathon on November 26, Zelensky said that at the beginning of December, a coup d’etat was allegedly being prepared with the participation of businessman Rinat Akhmetov. Zelensky called it “a set-up of businessman Akhmetov.”

Akhmetov named Zelensky’s accusations “sheer lies”… “My position was and will be unequivocal: an independent, democratic and integral Ukraine with Crimea and my native Donbass. My actions confirm this,” the entrepreneur emphasized.

Former Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that after Zelensky’s words, in two hours, the shares of all Ukrainian companies on the London Stock Exchange fell… “Ukraine has lost billions in the economy over these two hours. I would not want our president to be the cause of such situations,” he said.

To Zelensky’s words about preparing a coup in Ukraine the president of the United States reacted Joe Biden. He plans to call the head of the Ukrainian state and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said on November 29 that Ukraine to share information with foreign partners about a potential coup when more details are available.

On the same day, the SBU reported that launched an investigation preparation for the seizure of state power in Ukraine.

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