THERE is a “genuine danger” of Russia instigating a global war, according to the former UK ambassador to Russia, with Vladimir Putin on the edge of a “major confrontation”.
Vladimir Putin’s threats to the West could quickly spiral out of control and unleash a catastrophic world war, according to the former UK ambassador to Russia.
Sir Tony Brenton, who served as ambassador between 2004 to 2008, said that there was a “genuine danger” of the world falling into a world war crisis
Speaking to John Humphrys on Radio 4’s Today programme, Sir Tony warned that Russia could shut down the entire power system of Britain.
The shock remark comes as diplomatic tensions over European claims of Russian espionage continue to mount.
Russia has been accused of behaving like a “pariah state” after allegations the Kremlin tried to hack the UK Government and the international body that headed the Salisbury Novichok probe.