Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths in Britain with an attack which would cripple the UK's infrastructure and energy supply UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned.
Williamson says Moscow has been researching the UK’s critical national infrastructure and how it connects to continental power supplies with a view to creating "panic" and "chaos".
Delivering his assessment of the threat from what he calls an increasingly assertive Kremlin, he said it was willing to take action “that any other nation would see as completely unacceptable”.
Mr Williamson, who is tipped as a possible future Tory leadership contender, gave his warning at the start of a new five-month-long defence review in which the Ministry of Defence is attempting to secure more money to stave off cuts to the Armed Forces.
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