March 6, 2018
Russian president Vladimir Putin once hinted at how his country deals with spies by insisting that ‘traitors always end in a bad way’.
The former KGB chief’s words are all the more chilling as fears build over a poison plot in Wiltshire against Sergei Skripal, a Russian colonel who spied for MI6.
Mr Skripal, 66, was accused of working for MI6 over several years, in particular disclosing the names of several dozen Russian agents working in Europe.
Among the Russian agents exposed was the red-haired ‘femme fatale’ Anna Chapman, and Mr Putin said at the time: ‘It is a result of betrayal.
‘Traitors always end in a bad way. Usually from a drinking habit, or from drugs, right in the street.’
Mr Skripal was sentenced to 13 years in a high-security prison in 2006, before being freed in a 2010 deal which saw ten Russian sleeper agents expelled from the US.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:26 am