“Spy chiefs have warned that any British or Western military action in Ukraine risks spiralling into an all-out war with Russia,” the Daily Mirror newspaper writes. “The basic message is that it’s not worth starting World War Three over Ukraine,” one of the interlocutors of the newspaper said.
Besides, MI-6 and British military intelligence employees, who were monitoring the situation in Ukraine, warned that escalation of the crisis could lead to a civil war. According to British intelligence, in this case, part of the Eastern Ukraine could declare independence and join Russia.
Daily Mirror emphasizes that a group of unarmed British spies have been secretly working in the territory of Ukraine monitoring border crossing points and towns, which citizens adhere to pro-Russian sentiments. This was done in order to “clarify Putin’s intentions”, the article reads.
Let’s remind that earlier, former head of the SBU, Oleksandr Yakimenko, said that head of the security service of Ukraine appointed by the Verkhovna Rada, Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, had been recruited by the CIA when he had been serving as General Consul of the Ukrainian Embassy in the USA. Yakimenko said this in an interview with the Russia-24 TV channel, having noted that his subordinates had received these data during the investigation they had conducted together with the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s office.
In addition, the former head of the SBU accused the leader of the Spilna Sprava movement of working for the British intelligence. He said that Spilna Sprava controlled the Central Election Commission of the country. According to the ex-head of the SBU, leader of the movement, Oleksandr Danilyuk, is closely associated with British secret agencies, and his wife has repeatedly flown to the UK during the growing period of the crisis in the country.
It is noteworthy that during the political crisis in February 2014, Oleksandr Yakimenko, who became head of the Security Service in January, 2013, met with persecution on the part of the new authorities, was released from his position and forced to leave the territory of Ukraine. On April 10, it became known that the authorities in Kiev had put the former head of the Security Services on the wanted list. Yakimenko is charged with “abuse of power or office entailing grave consequences.”