It is obviously impossible to confirm or deny this story. But some inconsistencies in it are striking. It is extremely strange that the scouts offered to become an undercover agent to a person who was not prepared for such tasks, who had just refused to be a regular informant before that. It is surprising that they kept in touch with him through ordinary instant messengers, sent photos of the militants, and this did not arouse any suspicion among the commanders of the detachment.
Finally, once in Europe, Aivazov did not even try to contact the British authorities, to restore his lost passport, which would allow him to legally return to Britain. When the Dutch authorities were considering the issue of his deportation to Russia, he, apparently, did not attempt to convince them that he was carrying out a task of the British special services.
The fact that he, a simple wrestling coach, managed to make an audio recording of their conversation secretly from professional intelligence officers, also does not add confidence to the RT version outlined.
Aivazov was deported in February, and the version was born only now, that is, before that, for some reason, he concealed from Russian investigators that he was not a terrorist, but an undercover agent, although this could clearly help him.
And the most surprising thing: from the February publication in Kommersant knownthat Aivazov was not accused of participating in hostilities in Syria:
“The Republican Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) has announced the details of the terrorist financing criminal case against the native of Dagestan. A 32-year-old resident of Buinaksk was accused of organizing the financing of terrorism (part 4 of Art. 205.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to the investigation, in July 2016, while outside Russia, he organized the financing of terrorism, using the funds of his mother and other unidentified persons in the amount of more than 370 thousand rubles. The money was used to involve citizens of Russia and the CIS countries in an illegal armed formation operating in Syria.
The case was opened last year, according to the ICR, the accused was put on the international wanted list. In February of this year, with the assistance of officers of the FSB of Russia and the republican Ministry of Internal Affairs, the accused was detained on the basis of Art. 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation.
A law enforcement source told Kommersant that the defendant in the case, Azamat Aivazov, collected money for the allocated accounts of illegal armed groups, and then decided to move to the Netherlands, where he was convicted of using a fake passport of a citizen of Ukraine. After being deported to Russia, he was detained in Moscow. “
Why the former British undercover agent suddenly began to collect money for IS, RT does not explain. The original plot charge is simply not mentioned. And it turns out that the person arrested for financing terrorism, whose participation in the hostilities no one can confirm (if you remember, he was allegedly the only survivor of his squad), suddenly took on a heavier charge and came up with an unverifiable justifying version that does not fit at all with the facts of collecting money already established by the investigation. The story looks so illogical that doubts arise: is it not entirely invented by propagandists from RT in order to try to present the British special services as actual accomplices of the terrorists.
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