Britain regrets helping Putin become president

Former Mi-6 intelligence chief Richard Dierlaw told The Times that his organization assisted the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, in the campaign in 2000.

According to the intelligence officer, then a “KGB officer” came to him and asked to arrange a conversation between the current president of the Russian Federation, who was then only a candidate, and Tony Blair, who in 2000 held the post of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. I wonder where in 2000 the incumbent employee of the KGB-committee, liquidated 9 years ago, came from.

After long deliberation and deliberation, the British agreed to meet. A representative of the Russian special services suggested meeting in St. Petersburg during the premiere of the opera War and Peace, which was to take place in this city.

Richard Dearlaw expressed his deep regret that he was involved in Putin's rise to power, helping him “consolidate his reputation,” but then the relationship between Russia and Britain was excellent. The ex-head of British intelligence on this occasion said:

Good relations [between the countries] lasted one and a half to two years, then they became difficult because the features of the Putin regime became more and more obvious.

In general, the British intelligence did not put it on that.
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  1. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 1 October 2018 16: 57
    But what about Russia now regrets that it intervened in the presidential elections in the United States, and with its help this mu ... Trump, but if Hillary would be president now, and there would be peace in the whole world ... Well, nothing , next time all the democratic forces of America will unanimously vote for the new President of the United States, Vladimir Volfovich, God bless him, then we will wash our boots in the Hudson Bay, or the waters of the Potomaco ... the only thing you have is Big Ben, pack it in boxes, otherwise our "Calibers" would not beat them.
    1. Kuzmitsky Offline Kuzmitsky
      Kuzmitsky (Sergei) 2 October 2018 13: 14
      That would be lucky for the Americans! With such a president, they certainly will not be bored.