Russia: Ukraine

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 1st June 2022.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an estimate of the number of false flag operations conducted by Russia with the intention of legitimising military action in Ukraine.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

False flag operations are one tool of many that Russia could use as part of its wider doctrine of information confrontation - seeking to undermine and destabilise its adversaries. Russia seeks to dominate and control the information environment - especially in times of conflict. While this is the case, the UK alongside allies and partners will continue to expose Russia's strategy and tactics, including false flag operations and disinformation.

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