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Former MI6 chief: 'Russia always an issue of concern'

The former chief of MI6 has said that Russia has always been an "issue of concern" for the security services.

Sir John Sawers told BBC Radio Four's Today programme that it had previously been hoped that Russia and Europe were on a path of convergence, but that this was no longer the case.

He told Mishal Hussein that Europe needs to find a new way to coexist with Russia.

The full interview with Sir John Sawers, the former chief of MI6, is on the Today programme at 08:30 GMT on Saturday.