London announced the tacit response of Great Britain to the Skripal poisoning


London launched a complex of various public and private measures against Moscow immediately after the Skripal poisoning in Salisbury (England) in March 2018. The incident became a kind of trigger that allowed Great Britain to start putting pressure on Russia. Mark Sedwill, who was the national security adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, told about this in an interview with the British newspaper The Times.


In response to the Skripal poisoning, Britain expelled Russian diplomats and imposed sanctions. In addition, London is concerned with the fight against the illegal withdrawal of capital from Russia and operations in cyberspace.

We also carried out a number of non-public actions, including those related to the illegal withdrawal of money from Russia, as well as other covert measures, which, for obvious reasons, I cannot report.

- explained Sedville.

He specified that London has long been watching Moscow in cyberspace. At the same time, he emphasized that the Cabinet did not authorize operations that would be contrary to British law.

Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean that we don’t.

- he added.

Sedwill explained that it is important for the UK to have "gray zone freedom of maneuver" and use it effectively. In his opinion, in no case should the enemy be given the initiative.

There are vulnerabilities that we can exploit, we just don't always talk about it

He summed up.

Note that on September 9, 2020, he retired from public service. Beginning September 11, 2020, Baron Mark Philip Sedwill is a lifelong peer of the United Kingdom.
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  1. Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 24 October 2020 19: 07
    +5
    Still, this rotten island should be included among the first targets for total destruction.
    1. cmonman Online cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 October 2020 21: 22
      -8
      Still, this rotten island should be included among the first targets for total destruction.

      The list of "first goals" of Russia is so huge, so many people do not like it (I wonder why Tamara?), That there will be 3-5 states like North Korea, Somalia "without goals" ...
  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 24 October 2020 19: 12
    +2
    Now it is clear-polished British hucksters, with the dirty paws of their own "cloak and dagger knights", vilely poisoned the family of "simple-minded Anglomaniacs" - the Skripals (their low-value British fellow citizens of Russian origin, a provocation is directed against Russia and the Russians, of all countries of the world, there is someone to "poison" in a provocation, for example, against China .... although the Chinese are not particularly "seriously concerned" and immediately give a powerful "response" to such unfriendly inclinations, so that the daring arrogant Saxons inevitably have to "work out the back move "!), only in order to have a" legal justification "to pocket the multibillion-dollar property of the Russian nouveau riche, a priori unrighteous, cunningly" seized "by the kleptone-villains and" illegally withdrawn "-baryzhenny" to the bunch "in Great Britain "under guarantees of immunity" ?! yes
    It turned out, as in the saying, "A thief stole a club from a thief!" wassat
    And everything else is just a camouflage "excuse" of the crafty British "expropriation of the expropriators"! winked
    I just want to ask in a Gogolian way: "Well," effective "thieves, did your" noble "British hucksters" help "you ?!" fool
    But even I, a non-Russian, remember well how Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly warned and admonished all such Russian “Koreans” to return the “seized” back to Russia (even under the “capital amnesty” ?!) and invest exclusively to the Russian economy! wink
    1. cmonman Online cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 October 2020 22: 14
      -9
      But even I, not a Russian, remember well how Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly warned and admonished all such Russian “Koreans” to return the “seized” back to Russia (even under the “capital amnesty” ?!) and invest exclusively in the Russian economy!
      And not a Russian can explain why no one believed Putin?
      And why did Putin at the Valdai Forum, in the morning, say that the welfare of Russians is in the first place, and in the evening of the same day, 13 patients died in the hospital due to lack of oxygen in the cylinder - did they forget to bring / refuel? And again believe his words?
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 25 October 2020 18: 27
        +2
        Mister aka "cmonman", and who are the "no one" who "did not believe Putin" and for whom you so briskly "fit in" -dious "contributors" huckster (buyers and keepers of stolen goods!)?! winked
        So these are pathological "kleptomaniacs" - together a misanthropic redneck, raking in and measuring all other people for this "own yardstick", which is not the same as others, and does not quite trust itself! yes smile
  3. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 24 October 2020 21: 03
    +3
    I am amazed at the extent of the hypocrisy in the West. People of free will cannot live in such a hypocritical space ... This society of hypocrites should not exist. It brings only evil to our world!
  4. Termit1309 Offline Termit1309
    Termit1309 (Alexander) 25 October 2020 01: 18
    +7
    Quote: cmonman
    And not a Russian can explain why no one believed Putin?

    Work because you have it. Do not trust Putin and write any nonsense on Russian websites.
  5. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 25 October 2020 08: 57
    +3
    The Skripals story showed the complete degradation of the Russian special services, which are mainly busy looking for how to get around the sanctions and buy something to bypass them, and how to save various "money boxes" in the "west", where the Kremlin shoved the country's money. For the rest, they simply have neither the strength nor the resources (and the desire). Petrov and Boshirov, who specialized in the procurement of scientific equipment, were summoned "to a meeting" in Salisbury, allegedly with an agent willing to sell something there. Naturally, the agent did not come and at that time they were filmed in order to substitute in the upcoming provocation with the Skripals. Almost the same story happened with Lukashenka's so-called PMCs.
  6. Azhdaha Offline Azhdaha
    Azhdaha (Andrei) 25 October 2020 11: 19
    0
    The Englishwoman shits, and we humbly wipe ourselves off, in the hope that her conscience will wake up and bite her, accursed, from the inside.
  7. Anatoly Gritsenko (Anatoly Gritsenko) 25 October 2020 13: 03
    +1
    and Russia in general is worth something, if it allows some kind of clumsy wench to behave this way with the GREAT COUNTRY or vanity has ended with the current government?