The former head of MI6 skeptical version of Russia’s intervention in Brexit

© AP Photo / Matt DunhamШтаб-apartment foreign intelligence Britain’s MI6 in LondonThe former head of MI6 skeptical version of Russia’s intervention in Brexit© AP Photo / Matt Dunham

The former head of British intelligence MI6, Richard Dirlam «skeptical» to the allegations that Russia has intervened in the referendum on Brexit in 2016, reports the Times.

The newspaper quotes a statement Drlava, who headed MI6 from 1999 to 2004, Livenskom literary festival.

«He said that «quite skeptical» of K (statement — ed.) about the fact that Russia interfered in the referendum on Brexit» — the newspaper writes.

The accusations against Russia of meddling in elections occasionally heard in the United States and some European countries, with evidence that such interventions took place, never was. Previously, the Committee on digital technologies, culture, media and sport house of Commons of the British Parliament began an investigation into the alleged involvement of Russia in a referendum on Brexit in 2016.

Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded». The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about alleged Russian intervention in elections in the United States, France and Germany, indicated that there were no facts confirming it, no.

British Prime Minister Theresa may had earlier criticized the alleged «Russian interference» in elections and other democratic processes in several countries. The Russian foreign Ministry stated that the charges may in Russia are irresponsible and baseless in nature.