MI5 chief: Russian Federation could become 'outlaw' due to Skripal case

The authorities inspecting Sergei Skripal’s home in Salisbury. The head of MI5 is expected to publicly denounce Russia today

The Russian government is the "chief protagonist" in a campaign aimed at undermining western democracies, the head of the United Kingdom intelligence agency MI5, Andrew Parker, has said.

Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin, he said, had sought to regain the clout it lost after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 by carrying out "aggressive and pernicious actions" with its military and intelligence services.

The MI5 chief claimed: "The Russian state's media outlets and representatives have propagated at least 30 different so-called explanations in their efforts to mislead the world and their own people". "The chief protagonist among these hostile actors today is the Russian government".

The embassy has accused the UK Government of destroying evidence and denying access to the investigation, while describing findings that the Novichok chemical had originated in Russian Federation as a "myth". For their proud culture and long history. "We owe that to all our citizens across Europe".

Maassen said authorities are particularly concerned about the possible funding of extremist groups aiming to divide European societies, and he called for greater awareness of hybrid attacks to counter such threats.

Andrew Parker said the group - which he referred to by the name Daesh - is "seeking to regroup" after coming under sustained military pressure. The objective was mainly meant to send a message to United Kingdom and European politicians not to allow Brexit to undermine European intelligence sharing.

The United Kingdom and the European Union must build a close security partnership after Brexit to foil Islamic State militant attacks and counter Russia's malign attempts to subvert Western democracies, the head of the UK's domestic spy agency said.

But Russia instead had through its repeated choices pursued that aim instead through its military and intelligence services.

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"Bare-faced lying seems to be the default mode, coupled with ridicule of critics", Parker said. Islamic State has since claimed responsibility for the attack.

Britain blames Russia for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russian military intelligence who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain's MI6 foreign spy service, and his daughter Yulia who were both found unconscious on a bench in the cathedral city of Salisbury on March 4.

Skripal, 66, remains in the hospital.

Russian Federation had offered 30 different alternative theories about the attack, which he described as criminal thuggery.

"Whatever nonsense they conjure up, the case is clear", said Parker.

Parker was speaking at a conference of intelligence officials organised by MI5's German counterpart, the BFV. He stressed the United Kingdom was leaving the European Union but not Europe, and MI5 and its sister agencies MI6 and GCHQ were committed to continued cooperation in combating terrorism. On top of this is the system of European warrants.

"Whilst Daesh has now lost its false caliphate in its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, tackling the group as a movement will require sustained worldwide focus for years to come".

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