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British political aide arrested for spying

Assistant to Liberal Democrat MP suspected of spying for Russia

A British MP’s young assistant has been arrested as a suspected Russian spy and served with a deportation order on national security grounds. Katia Zatuliveter, who works for Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, is the daughter of a well-connected Russian businessman. She has been under investigation by MI5, Britain’s domestic security agency, for six months. Former colleagues of the pro-Russian Hancock describe his fondness for “assistants” who all happen to be young, blond, beautiful, and usually Russian. Hancock said of Zatuliveter: “I have no reason to believe she did any thing but act honourably during the time she was working for me.”

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