Defence Secretary Ben Wallace receives call from impostor posing as Ukrainian PM

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace receives call from impostor posing as Ukrainian PM. image: conservativevoice

An impostor posing as the Ukrainian PM managed to get his call through to Ben Wallace

An inquiry has been launched today, Thursday, March 17, after an impostor managed to get his call through to British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. The fake caller was pretending to be the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

Exactly how this caller even got through to the government’s defence secretary raises many questions about British security.

Mr Wallace took to Twitter to announce the incident, “Today an attempt was made by an imposter claiming to be Ukrainian PM to speak with me. He posed several misleading questions and after becoming suspicious I terminated the call”, he wrote.

Adding, “No amount of Russian disinformation, distortion and dirty tricks can distract from Russia’s human rights abuses and illegal invasion of Ukraine. A desperate attempt”.

Given Mr Wallace’s veiled suggestion that Russian forces were responsible for the call, the fact that the call was allowed to take place is a worry in itself.

This comes on the day that the Defence Secretary unveiled plans for the UK to send a Sky Sabre missile system and around 100 troops to Poland, in order to “protect her airspace”, as reported by


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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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