RUSSIANS appalled by Putin’s slaughter in Ukraine are signing up to spy for Britain, the boss of MI6 has revealed.
Sir Richard Moore, the James Bond fame, made the bombshell claims in a speech in the Czech capital Prague.‘C’ of
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He said: “There are many Russians today who are silently appalled by the sight of their armed forces pulverising Ukrainian cities, expelling innocent families from their, and kidnapping thousands of children.
“They are watching inas their soldiers ravage a kindred country.”
It was only the second time Sir Richard, a veteran intelligence officer, has stepped out of the shadows since taking charge of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service.
The spy chief said many Russians werewith moral dilemmas and “tugs of conscious” like their predecessors who watched Soviet tanks roll into Prague in 1968 to crush democratic uprisings.
Sir Richard said: “I invite them to do what others have already done this past 18 months and join hands with us.
“Our door is always open.
“We will handle their offers of help with the discretion and professionalism for which our service is famed.
“Their secrets will always be safe with us and together we will work to bring the bloodshed to an end.”
He saidhad recaptured more territory in a month of its counter offensive than Russian troops captured in the preceding year.
He said: “Putin is discovering nothing he can do in Ukraine will break that nation’s will to resist and triumph.”
Analysts are convinced the extraordinary Wagner rebellion marks “the beginning of the end” for the tyrant as he emerges from the attempted coup shaken, weakened and exposed.
Three leading security experts laid out how such a coup could play out – and how the West could offer support, sanctuary, or even outright bribes to Russians.
Western nations have previously backed regime change – such as supporting rebel groups in Libya and Syria.
Ex-Army officer Col Richard Kemp warned that any move against the Russian leader could come “very fast and without warning”.
Although Russia is the “toughest target” in the world for Western intelligence agencies, Col Kemp said MI6 or the CIA might be able to identify a plot within Russia and provide some form of support.