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Ukrainian minister hails U.S. report

Ukrainian minister hails U.S. report

· 03/17/2021 05:25
Ukrainian minister hails U.S. report

- Ukraine's foreign minister on Wednesday hailed a U.S. intelligence report which he said showed the Ukrainian government had played no role in "influence operations" against the United States.

"U.S. intel community has found no Ukrainian government involvement in influence operations against the U.S. Moreover, Russia's interference attempt included efforts to undermine U.S. support to Ukraine. Another loud fiasco for Russia," Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted.

The intelligence report, released on Tuesday, said it was likely that Russian President Vladimir Putin had directed efforts to try to swing the 2020 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump. nL1N2LE1ZI

The report added heft to allegations that some of Trump's top lieutenants had been playing into Moscow's hands by amplifying accusations made against then-candidate Joe Biden by Russian-linked Ukrainian figures in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Pavel Polityuk, editing by Timothy Heritage)

((pavel.polityuk@tr.com; +380 44 2449150; Reuters Messaging: pavel.polityuk.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))