The country’s intelligence agencies did it to prevent the award of the Nobel peace prize to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
The police security service of Norway said that Russia in 2015, tried to prevent the awarding of the Nobel peace prize to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
This is stated in the investigation of the Norwegian state broadcasting company (NRK).
The Russian special services in the summer of 2015 published online fake letter signed by Vladimir Groisman to the chargé d’affaires of the USA in Norway. He allegedly thanked American diplomats for what they enlisted the help of two of the five members of the Nobel Committee, pointing out that it does not correspond to “previous agreements” and that the President Poroshenko, “it is essential to guarantee” that he will be awarded.
Shortly after the document was widely spread in the network, the Secretary of the Committee and the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Olav Engelstad was visited by two representatives of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, previously asked him about the meeting.
“After this visit we asked the question of whether attempts to influence us, and contacted PSB,” he told NRK Galstad. According to the secret service, one of the diplomats who spoke to the Director of the Institute, was an officer of the foreign intelligence Service of the Russian Federation, and the visit was part of a Russian RAID.
The head of the counterintelligence division PSB Arne Christian Haugsdal, whose words are contained in the material, noted that this public statement about the conduct of the country’s information operation by Russian special services.
“We see as fake news and the fake letter was used to discredit a potential candidate for the peace prize. This makes this case serious,” said Arne Christian Haugsdal.
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