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Britain denied visas to a hundred probable Russian spies - head of MI5

Nov 17, 2022

In recent months, more than 100 suspected Russian spies were denied entry to Britain.

This was stated by Ken McCallum, the head of military intelligence MI5 reports Sky News.

The head of MI5 called Russia's attempts to accuse Britain of being behind a series of attacks, including the mysterious explosions on the Nord Stream pipelines, pointless.

McCallum said Moscow's fixation on London reflects "the importance of Britain's support for Ukraine's self-defense".

"The serious point is that Britain should be prepared for Russian aggression for years to come. Part of it will be covert aggression, which MI5 must identify and counter. But much of it, like now with energy leverage, will be overt," he said.

McCallum added that more than 100 likely Russian spies have been denied entry to Britain in recent months.

In 2018, Britain's government expelled 23 suspected Russian spies who were in the country on diplomatic visas as part of its response to the attempted murder of former Russian military intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury with a nerve agent.

Author - Olena Madiak, 17/11/2022

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