On December 3rd, MI6 Chief Alex Younger spoke in front of students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
He spoke of Britain’s plan to fortify its intelligence ties with its European counterparts, despite leaving the EU next year.
“The implications of the Brexit debate have been set out by ministers. For our part as SIS, we will always work with our sister agencies to strengthen our indispensable security ties in Europe.”
He said that Russia is an adversary that remains in “perpetual confrontation” with Britain and the West as a whole. He cited the “flagrant hostile act” of the alleged use of the lethal nerve agent Novichok on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
He further claimed that the MI6 helped expose the “perpetrators” behind the attack, as well as coordinated the expulsion of Russian diplomats from NATO nations and other allies, following Britain’s determination that Russia was behind the attack. He claimed that the expulsions damaged Russia’s “intelligence gathering.”
He added that China’s dominance of emerging technologies presents a greater risk to security in the future.
Significantly, the French magazine “Intelligence Online” published an article called “La confronation Londres-Moscou passé par Kiev” (The confrontation London-Moscow passes through Kiev).
In it, the magazine reported that in addition to “direct clashes in the cyberspace” between Russia and the UK, the conflict has also moved to Ukraine, which the British intelligence services are increasingly supporting following the extensive presence in this country of US intelligence agents.
In addition, London is directly discussing with Kiev its cybersecurity support program for the Central Election Commission of Ukraine. This program is funded from the British budget, and includes the supply of technical equipment and training in “cyber-hygiene”, in accordance with the terminology of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
These courses, which are assisted by experts of the British intelligence services in the field of cyber operations led by the British Government Communications Center (Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ), are conducted in collaboration with Ukrainian and US intelligence.
In addition to that, in terms of ground operations, the UK has 66 people in the OSCE mission in Ukraine, with the number two-man there is on the British Foreign Office’s payroll.
Is this possible that MI6 and the GCHQ are directly meddling in the upcoming Ukrainian elections and they were asked to do so. Not that the Integrity Initiative, wouldn’t do that regardless, since there appeared to be a form “cluster” in Ukraine, judging by the documents.
Imagine, though, if Mexico asked Russia’s FSB or “GRU” to “assist” the Central Election Commission. Unsurprisingly, the outrage and outcry would be massive from the US and the West as a whole.
However, it has been established that British and US intelligence officers are “good” by design, while their Russian and Chinese counterparts are “evil.”