“When will we admit that what Russia can’t achieve militarily he is already achieving using cyber and propaganda warfare.” Today, at the British Parliament A Labour MP has claimed that it is “highly probable” that Vladimir Putin’s Russia interfered in the UK’s Brexit referendum. This referendum was considered a major victory for Russia’ Foreign Policy.
This would be the second time in a short time frame that Russia is accused of having successfully meddled in Internal affairs of powerful Western States. Ben Bradshaw said Moscow’s likely interference in the vote would fit a pattern of meddling in other nations’ affairs, following the CIA’s accusation that Russian hackers tried to influence the recent US elections.
Speaking in the Commons debate on Aleppo, Mr Bradshaw also claimed that the huge flows of migrants into Europe had been deliberately encouraged by Russia to destabilise the EU.
He said: “I don’t think we have even begun to wake up to what Russia is doing when it comes to cyber warfare. “Not only their interference, now proven, in the American presidential campaign, [but] probably in our referendum last year. We don’t have the evidence for that yet. But I think it’s highly probable.”
The Refugees Weapon
The Speaker also accused Russia, to overflow Europe with Refugees purposely by their actions in Syria. Putin’s sucess to help the election of a pro-Russian American President in the US , and a pro-Brexit Issue in the UK could boost Russia’s favorite in France, Marine Le Pen for the upcoming 2017 elections. Indeed she is seen as a runner up for the next Presidential elections in France, which is a heavyweight in the European Union.
Same is occuring in Germany where German politicians and intelligence officers have warned that hackers and others acting for the Russian state could undermine Germany’s general elections next year.