Britain accused Russia of electoral interference

The UK has accused Russia of trying to interfere in the 2019 British elections

It is reported by The Guardian.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Russia had illegally acquired confidential documents related to a planned free trade agreement between Britain and the United States, and then published them on social networks.

“Based on a comprehensive analysis, the government concluded that it was almost certain that Russian officials sought to intervene in the 2019 general election through the online distribution of illegally acquired and leaked government documents,” he said.

According to the minister, “sensitive government documents” that relate to the British-American free trade agreement were acquired by Russia illegally.

At the same time, Raab noted that there is no evidence of a large-scale Russian campaign against the elections. He also added that a criminal case has been opened on the facts that are available.

“The government reserves the right to take appropriate measures in the future,” he said.