British daily the Guardian has published evidence given by a prominent political activist to the U.K. Parliament that Russia was using British citizens, including politicians from both major parties, to “infiltrate” society, further its interests in the country and “go after” opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bill Browder, an American-born British financier and political activist, told parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) that former diplomats, intelligence officials and public relations firms were also involved.

Some of them worked “unwittingly for Russian state interests,” but others “had reason to know exactly what they were doing and for whom.” In

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