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French security services investigate Russian trail in 'yellow vests' protests

Source : 112 Ukraine

A lot of accounts on the social networks supposedly connected with the Russian Federation are suspected in the spread of the messages on the riots during rallies
14:38, 10 December 2018

Reuters

The French security services investigate the possible foreign interference into the protests of 'yellow vests' after the particular messages on the social networks. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Foreign Minister of France made such statement as Bloomberg reported.

“The General Secretariat of the national defense holds the investigation and we need to wait for its results. I cannot judge until the facts are established,” the minister said.

Related: 514 people arrested during Gilets jaunes protests in Paris

The law enforcers of Paris investigate the possible interference of the foreigners to the mass unrests along with the specialists of the diplomatic services. A lot of accounts on the social networks supposedly connected with the Russian Federation are suspected in the spread of the messages on the unrests in French cities during “yellow vests” protests.

Related: Gilets jaunes protests in France: armoured vehicles to be deployed

The large-scale protests took place on December 8 in many French cities. The similar protest was dispersed by the police in Brussels.

The Security Service of Ukraine stated about Russian influence in the protests of the "yellow vests". The reason for such a statement was a photo with the flag of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) militants against the background of the Paris protest actions of recent days.

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