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US accuses Russia of conspiring to take over Ukraine government

By Julian Borger in Washington, Luke Harding in Kyiv and Andrew Roth in Moscow

20 Jan 2022 · 4 min read

The US has alleged that Russian intelligence is recruiting current and former Ukrainian government officials to take over the government in Kyiv and cooperate with a Russian occupying force.

The US Treasury on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Ukrainian members of parliament and two former officials it said were involved in the alleged conspiracy, which involved discrediting the current government of the president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

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