A veteran of the FSB commented on the report of the British Committee of Russia
The UK is traditionally one of the main military and political opponents of Russia, the statements of the British Parliament are just another statement of this fact, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, General retired FSB Alexander Mikhailov.
Earlier in the same day was published the report of the British parliamentary intelligence Committee, which notes in particular that the Russian intelligence services "consider the UK is one of its main targets."
"Now we have not called unfriendly countries "enemies" - we prefer a more moderate formulations such as "partners" or "opponents". At the same time, we have no illusions about Britain, and they are partly (the Committee of Parliament on intelligence – ed.) right, their statement is a statement of fact," – said Mikhailov.
The text of the 50-page report was submitted to the office of the Prime Minister 17 October last year. The government then stalled the publication, citing the fact that the disclosure document must be preceded by "certain processes". The new composition of the Committee for intelligence and security was formed this week, paving the way for the publication of the report.
Among involved in the preparation of the expert report are businessman William Browder and former employee of British intelligence Christopher Steele, who is known for the fact that the order of political opponents of President of the United States Donald trump has prepared him incriminating dossier for the Washington-based company, Fusion GPS.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is still occupying the post of the head of the British foreign Ministry, said in an interview with RIA Novosti that the UK has no data on the interference of Russia in a referendum on Brexit and other political processes.
Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of trying to influence the democratic processes in different countries, as the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them "completely unfounded". The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about alleged Russian intervention in elections in different countries, said that there are no facts confirming it, no.