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U.K. Ministers Say Impostor Called Them Posing as Ukrainian PM

U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace

U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace

Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

Two U.K. cabinet ministers told how they have been contacted by impostors posing as the Ukrainian prime minister Denys Shmyhal.

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace blamed Russian “dirty tricks” for the call to him on Thursday, saying on Twitter it was a “desperate attempt” to distract from Russia’s “human rights abuses and illegal invasion of Ukraine.”