The head of Britain’s cyber-intelligence agency on Tuesday accused China of trying to “rewrite the rules of international security,” saying Beijing is using its economic and technological clout to clamp down at home and exert control abroad.
Jeremy Fleming, director of GCHQ, said that despite war raging in Europe since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Beijing’s growing power is the “national security issue that will define our future.”
In a rare public speech to the Royal United Services Institute think tank, Fleming alleged that Beijing’s Communist authorities want to “gain strategic advantage by shaping the world’s technology ecosystems.”
His colleagues have described him as “General Armageddon” and two days after his appointment, cities across Ukraine were hit by rocket attacks against civilian targets which included a road junction by a university and a children’s playground in a park.
Founder of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has been calling for a tougher response to Ukraine’s counteroffensive called Surovikin “the most competent commander in the Russian army,” according to Live 24.
The leaders of the Group of Seven industrial powers condemned the bombardment and said they would “stand firmly with Ukraine for as long as it takes.” Their pledge defied Russian warnings that Western assistance would prolong the war and the pain of Ukraine’s people.
The head of Britain’s cyber-intelligence agency, Jeremy Fleming, said Tuesday in a rare public speech that Russia is running out of military supplies and struggling to fill its ranks.
“Russia’s forces are exhausted,” Fleming said. “The use of prisoners as reinforcements, and now the mobilization of tens of thousands of inexperienced conscripts, speaks of a desperate situation.”
“I don’t condone violence, nor do I participate in it,” Mr. Nearman said in January, according to The Salem Statesman Journal. “I hope for due process, and not the mob justice to which Speaker Kotek is subjecting me.”