The head of British foreign intelligence warns Russia against covert activity – news ZIK.UA

Голова британської закордонної розвідки застерігає Росію від прихованої активності – новини ZIK.UA

The head of British foreign intelligence warns Russia against hidden action after the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the British city of Salisbury in March 2018.

The head of the Secret intelligence service of UK (MI6) Alex Janer during nechasto public speech said that the Russian government is in “constant confrontation” with the West, reports “Radio Freedom”.

“The Russian government used chemical weapons on a military grade land in the UK… Our aim is to make the Russian government came to the conclusion that regardless of the benefits that it thinks to obtain from the activity, they are not worth the risk,” said Aner at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

He warned Russia “or any other power that is going to undermine our way of life”, from the underestimation of the commitment and capabilities of Britain.

At the same time Ener added that “we do not want to destabilise Russia”.

March 4 Salisbury nerve substance “Newbie” was poisoned a former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. London believes that the substance has got to Britain from the territory of Russia and lays the blame for the poisoning to the Russian government. Russia denies the accusation.

The assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British Salisbury in March of this year led to a serious crisis in relations between the West and Russia. About 30 countries have announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats as a sign of solidarity with Britain. In response Russia began to send employees of the Western diplomatic missions.

The British investigation identified the attackers Sergei Skripal as “Alexander Petrov” and “Ruslan Bashirov”. In London stressed that the real names of the suspects may differ from those listed in their passports.

The investigative group is Bellingcat found out that the real name of “Alexander Petrov” – Alexander Mishkin. According to investigators, he received a medical education in one of the military academies and is a member of Russian military intelligence. “Ruslan Bashirov”, according to investigators – the Russian scout Anatoly Chapiha.

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