A Russian spy has claimed that Vladimir Putin was so enraged by Britain’s support for Ukraine that he ordered plans to be drawn up to attack Britain
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A NEW troll farm set up by Vladimir Putin is targeting Boris Johnson and Ben Wallace’s social media accounts to spread lies about the war.
And some of the cyber warriors targeting the Prime Minister and Defense Secretary may even be stationed here, Whitehall sources fear.
The trolls are using Islamic State and QAnon conspiracy maniac tactics to evade the actions of Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, urging the companies to take action.
It comes as a Russian spy claims Putin is so angry at British support for Ukraine that he has ordered plans to be drawn up for ‘retaliation’ against the RAF or the Navy.
Secretary of State Liz Truss said: “We cannot allow the Kremlin and its shady troll farms to invade our online spaces with their lies about Putin’s illegal war.
“We will work with allies and media platforms to undermine Russian information operations.”
Culture Minister Nadine Dorries said Putin was “trying to deceive the world about the brutality he is inflicting on the Ukrainian people”.
The unit known as Cyber Front Z is based in St. Petersburg but recruits Putin loyalists abroad to bomb politicians and websites with fake news.
Links are suspected to be with Putin’s cronie Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Internet Research Agency that meddled in the 2016 US elections.
Meanwhile, the spy who warned of Russian-led attacks on British military targets said: “The retaliatory operation is in its final stages on Putin’s orders.”
He shared his fears with FSB defector Boris Karpichkov, who is in hiding in Britain, and said Putin bizarrely blames Britain for the loss of its prized 11,500-ton Black Sea flagship, the Moskva.
He claimed Putin wanted revenge to attack naval ships, with RAF units and naval bases also in the line of fire.
Mr Karpichkov said: “These are serious threats and extremely serious.”
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