Over the past 20 years, the Russian Federation has intervened in the affairs of its neighbors, challenging the world security system that emerged after 1991. This statement was made by the Director of the Secret Intelligence Service of Great Britain (MI-6) Alex Younger, writes The Times.
"After a short period in the early 1990s, when Russia "accepted the rules of the game", accepting the norms of the world order after the end of the Cold War, it began to" falsify the rules", pretending to adhere to international agreements while frankly violating them," - noted Younger.
"After rising of oil prices and Putin's control over the political system, Russia challenged the security system by interfering in the policies of other countries. One of the reasons of this is the" sense of impunity "of the Kremlin, which the West itself fueling by its unwillingness to respond to Russian provocations", is convinced the chief of British intelligence.
Also, Junger called on Britain's allies to do more to counter the hybrid war that Russia is waging against Europe.