MI6 regrets helping Vladimir Putin to get elected as Russia’s President, former spy chief says | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


MI6 regrets helping Vladimir Putin to get elected as Russia’s President, former spy chief says

Sir Richard told the audience that ahead of the Russian presidential election in 2000, he was approached by the KGB asking for MI6 to help Putin, and agreed for the pair to meet in St Petersburg.

At the time of the controversial visit, Downing Street had stressed it ‘was too good an opportunity to miss’ despite uproar from human rights activists and Amnesty International.

Mr Blair became the first western leader to meet with the incoming Russian president.

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Basically admitting that Great Britain was meddling in Russia's internal politics.

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