Journalist Max Blumenthal also denounced Ukraine’s pressure campaign against free media.
Max Blumenthal, editor of the investigative journalism medium The Grayzone, commented in an interview for RT about obtaining secret documents that would demonstrate military cooperation between British Intelligence and the Ukrainian Army.
Documents obtained by The Grayzone “reveal plans by a cell of British Military Intelligence members to organize and train a covert Ukrainian ‘partisan’ Army with explicit instructions to attack Russian targets in Crimea,” according to the portal.
“We obtained documents describing an attack plan on the Crimean bridge a month before the attack. We checked the metadata of all those documents and called their author, Guy Ward, who is a British Intelligence officer,” Blumenthal said, noting that he spoke to Ward “personally and Ward did not deny writing the document.”
At the same time, he stressed that they had not seen “any official UK reaction to these documents.” “The Grayzone cannot verify whether the British Intelligence personnel responsible for its production were directly involved in any subversive attacks in Ukraine. All we can say is that the planning of the attacks and the creation of a secret terrorist army in Ukraine reflects tactics that we have seen used in Crimea,” he said.
Blumental stated that The Grayzone is “one of the few US-based English-language outlets to report that the Ukrainian government has a murder list containing the names of over 400 journalists.”
At the same time, the journalist denounced Ukraine’s pressure campaign against free media. “Now we see kyiv’s war against the free exchange of ideas moving into the heart of Western Europe with Ukraine’s first lady Yelena Zelenskaya’s personal lobbying campaign attempting to ban The Grayzone from a major tech conference in Lisbon,” he stressed.
In mid-October, The Grayzone reported, citing documents and internal correspondence, that the British intelligence services created a plan to destroy the Crimean bridge in the spring of 2022. The outlet was given access to a presentation prepared for senior British Intelligence officials in April this year outlining a plan to blow up the Crimean bridge using specially trained Ukrainian soldiers.
“The UK’s obvious interest in planning such an attack underscores the deep involvement of NATO powers” in the conflict in Ukraine, The Grayzone noted.
On October 8, a cargo vehicle exploded in the automobile part of the Crimean bridge, which connects the homonymous peninsula with mainland Russia, leaving four fatalities. As a result, two road sections of the bridge partially collapsed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Ukraine’s special services are the authors and responsible for the terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge.
Documents obtained by The Grayzone reveal plans by a cell of British military-intelligence figures to organize and train a covert Ukrainian “partisan” army with explicit instructions to attack Russian targets in Crimea.