Russia tried to influence the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. This is stated in the report of the Committee of the British Parliament intelligence and security, wrote July 20 edition of The Telegraph.
The report’s authors believe that direct evidence of the influence of Russia in a referendum on Brexit in 2016 no.
The Committee called the Kremlin’s attempt to split the UK in 2014, “the first post-Soviet interference in Western democratic elections.”
The findings of the 50-page report, drafted after an 18-month investigation, forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take a tougher stance against Russian President Vladimir Putin, the newspaper writes.
The report will be discussed in the Parliament of Britain today.
In September 2014 the Scots held a referendum on independence. Then 55% of the inhabitants voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.
In June 2016 in the UK were a referendum on the country’s withdrawal from the European Union. This decision was then supported by 51,9% of Britons. In all election districts of Scotland won by supporters of EU membership. Against Brexit voted 62% of Scots.
Brexit was to be held on March 29, 2019, but was postponed several times. 29 Oct 2019, the EU formally approved the postponement of Brexit until 31 January 2020.
In October 2019 Sturgeon said that a new referendum on Scottish independence to be held in 2020.
November 3, Johnson said that will not allow a new referendum on Scottish independence.