The paper was outlined as “The movements of a warship that led to Russia firing warning shots off the Crimean coast”.
The paper was found at a bus stop in Kent, southern England, on Tuesday by an annoymous person who told BBC. The media agency reported.
There were 50 pages that were discussing the possible Russian reaction to Britain’s HMS Defender travelling through Ukrainian waters off the coast of Crimea”.
A Classified document from Britain's defence ministry containing details about a British warship and Russia's potential reaction to its passage through the Black Sea have been found at a bus stop in southern England. 1/2#England #Russia— Usman Zulfiqar Ali 🇵🇰 (@Usman_Zulfiqar_) June 28, 2021
The Ministry of Defence said it had been informed last week of “an incident in which sensitive defence papers were recovered by a member of the public. The employee concerned reported the loss at the time”.
Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova mocked the British government on social media channel Telegram, saying: “London has used a number of lies to cover up the latest provocation. 007 (James Bond) is no longer the same.”
“And now a riddle-like question for the British parliament, why do we need ‘Russian hackers’ if there are British bus stops?”
Usman Zulfiqar Ali