In London, a group of proud Bear activists published billboards with a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin to celebrate the "contribution" of Russia to the UK's exit from the European Union. The announcement of the start of the holiday campaign is entered chirping– account group.
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Activists bought three billboards. On two posters, in addition to the photos of Putin, there are slogans "Let's celebrate the red-white-blue BYAEXIT" and "BYAEXIT means BYYAXIT". The letter R in the word Brexit is replaced by the Russian "I". The third board shows the former head of the British Foreign Office, Boris Johnson, with Russian flags and the words "Thank you, BOJIS".
The proud bear website states that the group is made up of Russian military intelligence officers who "have helped the British population to free themselves from the European Union and democratic elections for years". "The group hopes to counter the recent and unfounded negative publicity regarding GRU agents by placing advertisements that highlight their role in freeing Britain from the European Union," Bear said proudly in a statement. London to Waterloo Station to place their posters there.
The Reuters publication was able to contact members of the group who sent a statement in Russian and explained that "the group is concerned about the state of Russian democracy and opposes the authoritarian tendencies of Moscow". The representatives refused to say exactly who was behind this action. After publishing Proud Bear I called The Reuters media, which publishes false news, and have pointed out that they only read Sputnik and Russia Today.
The decision to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union was taken in the referendum on June 23, 2016. The refusal of EU membership was supported by more than half of the voters.
In March, the British authorities accused Russia of involvement in the poisoning of former intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Later the names of the alleged poisoners were announced – certain Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov proved to be. Moscow denies all the accusations.