Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked MI6 chief Richard Moore to do his best not to tarnish relations between the two countries after he called the country “a power in decline” criticized the Kremlin. reckless behavior.
In April, Moore expressed his deep anger over the Novichok nerve gas attack in the UK city of Salisbury in 2018, in which two suspected Russian agents attacked Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy who became an MI6 double agent, who claimed Russia to be ” Objectively “labeled and demographic” power dwindling economically as they attack the Kremlin’s actions.
In response, Putin joked Friday about Moore’s relative inexperience in office. “I think he will get tough and change his mind about the decline he mentioned,” Putin said at a press conference.
“And if we’re really in decline … don’t bother. Just live your life and don’t try to destroy Russian-British relations any further. Our trade relations have grown over the past few months. If you don’t try, shut down this process disturb, all good. “added.
Relations between Moscow and London have been particularly strained since the Salisbury attack. Skripal survived but killed 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess after she unwittingly doused herself in the chemical stored in a perfume bottle found by her partner, who was also seriously ill.