Russian spy agency GRU appears to reveal details of operatives' children in latest blunder

It has led to the most difficult period in the military intelligence agency’s recent history. 

In the first decade of Putin’s rule, the GRU was sidelined by flashier colleagues in the Federal Security Service and Foreign Intelligence Service. But starting from around 2014, the organisation moved beyond its usual zone of influence, and began to play important roles in military interventions in Ukraine and Syria. 

That past performance makes it unlikely the gaffe-stricken agency will fall out of favour with the Kremlin any time soon. 

The Kremlin has not responded to the latest report, and previously indicated it would only issue statements in reply to “official, published data”.

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AFL delisted free agents: The bargains who should be considered by clubs

Despite being 27-years-old and kicking 104 goals from his past 52 games, Menzel remains out of contract. And after failing to find a home during the recent AFL exchange period — St Kilda did consider offering the forward a two-year deal but pulled out — there’s every chance the Cats mightn’t offer Menzel another contract. If he wants to continue his AFL career, he must be willing to take a one-year deal and prove himself on the footy field. Maybe the Crows, who just lost Mitch McGovern to Carlton, could be a suitor? Whichever club he goes to, the forward line pressure must be high.

Clubs who should consider him: Adelaide, Western Bulldogs, St Kilda, Sydney Swans

The veteran midfielder recently signed with VFL side Werribee — the club that helped him eventually get a gig in the AFL in the first place. But should a third AFL club come knocking for Barlow’s services, expect the ball magnet to make that his priority. Barlow and Suns coach Stuart Dew just didn’t click, with Barlow making it clear post-season that he was disappointed as to why he didn’t play more senior footy in 2018, despite ridiculous NEAFL numbers that often pushed 50 disposals. Would be perfect at a club with a young, developing midfield. He also might be the ideal mid-season draft pick-up, should a club experience midfield injuries next season.

Источник: Fox Sports

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