Sir Richard Moore says Xi Jinping’s regime has supported Vladimir Putin diplomatically and amplified ‘Russian tropes’ such as Nato being to blame

The head of MI6 has accused China’s government and its leader, Xi Jinping, of being “absolutely complicit” in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in a rare public address in Prague.

Sir Richard Moore, who has been chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service since 2020, also offered comment on the extraordinary mutiny in June by the mercenary Wagner group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin.

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