First came a destabilization campaign in
Moldova, followed by the poisoning of an arms dealer in Bulgaria and
then a thwarted coup in Montenegro. Last year, there was an attempt to assassinate a former Russian spy
in Britain using a nerve agent. Though the operations bore the
fingerprints of Russia’s intelligence services, the authorities
initially saw them as isolated, unconnected attacks.
security officials have now concluded that these operations, and
potentially many others, are part of a coordinated and ongoing campaign
to destabilize Europe, executed by an elite unit inside the Russian
intelligence system skilled in subversion, sabotage and assassination.
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