In London, hanging billboards with Putin and the call to "celebrate Vyaexit"

Proud pride has published the parody billboards with Vladimir Putin and Boris Johnson in London. So, in the proud Bear, they wanted to emphasize the "role" of GRU agents in the exit of Great Britain from the European Union

Photo: Peter Nicholls / Reuters

In London, a group of activists published several posters on the parody with a picture of President Vladimir Putin and thanks for the "contribution" to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Reported by Reuters.

Billboards purchased by a group of Proud Bear activists. On two of them there are identical pictures of a winking Putin on a blue background, but several inscriptions: "Let's celebrate the red-white-blue BYAEXIT" and "BYAEXIT means BAYAXIT". R in the word Brexit is replaced by the Russian slogan Y. "Brexit means Brexit" is used by supporters of the definitive withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union. Another poster shows the former British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson with Russian flags and a signature: "Thank you, BOYIS".

In the declaration of proud Organ chirping says that the group is made up of "Russian agents of the GRU" who "have helped the British people to free themselves from the European Union and democratic elections for years". "The group hopes to counter the recent and unwarranted negative publicity regarding the GRU by including advertisements that highlight theirs [агентов ГРУ] role in the liberation of Britain from the European Union ", – indicated on the website. On its website Proud Bear collects funds for the redemption of a digital advertising billboard in central London – at Waterloo station.

Reuters was able to contact the representative of the Organo Proud group, which in response sent a statement in Russian. He says that "the group is concerned about the state of Russian democracy and is opposed to Moscow's authoritarian tendencies". Bear proud also expressed solidarity with Russian journalists, but the spokesman refused to say who was behind this action, adds the agency.

The UK authorities had previously stated that they could not find evidence of Russia's intervention in voting on the status of the United Kingdom in 2016, following which the country decided to leave the European Union.

Britain claims that former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by GRU officers Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were in Salisbury on the day of the Skripale poisoning. Petrov and Boshirov said in an interview that they had nothing to do with intelligence and went to Britain as tourists.

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