(FiveNation.com)- Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian billionaire, admitted on Monday that he had meddled in American elections and would do so in the future. This is the first admission from a person who Washington has formally charged with attempting to influence American politics.
Reports show Prigozhin used his catering business’ social media account to state that Russians have meddled in American elections, they are meddling now, and they will continue to interfere precisely and surgically.
Prigozhin is frequently referred to as “Putin’s chef” because his catering business holds Kremlin contracts. He has been formally charged with funding “troll farms” based in Russia that aim to sway American politics.
In July, the U.S. State Department announced that it would pay up to $10 million in exchange for information leading to Prigozhin’s participation in U.S. election interference. U.S., British, and European Union sanctions have been imposed against him.
According to reports, Prigozhin had maintained a low profile in society, but since the conflict in Ukraine, he has grown more vocal, criticizing the actions of Russia’s generals, among other things.
In September, he acknowledged creating the mercenary organization known as the Wagner Group, which operates in Syria, Africa, and Ukraine.
According to historical evidence, Washington, too, has meddled in the politics of other nations, including many democracies.
A report shows one shocking instance in Ukraine during the 2014 Euromaidan Revolution. The Obama administration’s (With help from Republican Senator John McCain) interference in Ukrainian politics went to astonishing lengths.
Viktor Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine, was not an admirable leader. And when he chose to accept a Russian offer rather than the EU’s criteria for an association agreement in late 2013, the Maidan in Kyiv was crowded with furious protesters.
Yanukovych was duly elected despite his leadership shortcomings and moral failings in a vote that international observers thought was reasonably free and fair.
A phone call between Victoria Nuland, the assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, and the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, was intercepted by Russian intelligence and published to the worldwide media. They went into great depth about the people they would love to see in a post-Yanukovych administration.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who succeeded Yanukovych as prime minister, was one of the candidates that the US supported. Nuland eagerly exclaimed, “Yats is the one” who would perform the best job during the phone call.
The planning was done by Nuland and Pyatt when Yanukovych was still the legitimate leader of Ukraine.
What sort of election meddling is the Biden Administration committing now?