The head of MI6 has said that Russians “who are silently” appalled by Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine should come and spy for the UK.
Sir Richard Moore said in a rare speech that “many” Russians have already joined “hands with us” since Putin launched the illegal invasion on a sovereign nation.
Sir Richard said, speaking at the British embassy 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 homes and kidnapping thousands of children.
“They are watching in horror as their soldiers ravage a kindred country. They know in their hearts that Putin’s case for attacking a fellow Slavic nation is fraudulent.”
Sir Richard did not give any comment on who MI6 would like to work with them but it would most likely be candidates who are working in Russian intelligence and senior military figures.
The MI6 chief added, “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.
“My services live by the principle that our loyalty to our agents is lifelong and our gratitude eternal.”