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A suspected Russian spy who claims he worked for MI6 and met Prince Charles and Prince William was allowed onto evacuation flight from Afghanistan to Britain despite security services warning of the risks if he re-entered the UK.

The alleged spy – who also claims to have worked for the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ – is said to have gained access to 'top secret' documents.

He obtained both Russian and British citizenship and worked under prime ministers Gordon Brown and David Cameron, a court heard.

He also met Prince Charles and Prince William when he made visits to Afghanistan while working for the Foreign Office in the late 2000s. 

Having first been granted asylum in the UK by lying that he was fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan, he was told in 2019 that spying allegations meant he was considered a national security risk and he was having his British citizenship removed.

But just two years later, in 2021, he was allowed onto one of the last flights out of Kabul during the Taliban takeover, a court heard, as reported by The Times.

He was arrested as soon as he got back in the UK from the war-torn nation. 

The alleged spy ¿ who also claims to have worked for the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ ¿ is said to have gained access to 'top secret' documents. Pictured: Members of the British and US Armed Forces working at Kabul Airport in 2021

The alleged spy – who also claims to have worked for the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ – is said to have gained access to 'top secret' documents. Pictured: Members of the British and US Armed Forces working at Kabul Airport in 2021

In 2021 he was allowed onto one of the last flights out of Kabul during the Taliban takeover, a court heard, as reported by The Times. Pictured: A US Air Force aircraft takes off from the airport in Kabul in 2021

In 2021 he was allowed onto one of the last flights out of Kabul during the Taliban takeover, a court heard, as reported by The Times. Pictured: A US Air Force aircraft takes off from the airport in Kabul in 2021

He also met Prince Charles and Prince William when he made visits to Afghanistan while working for the Foreign Office in the late 2000s. Pictured: The King and Prince of Wales in 2023

He also met Prince Charles and Prince William when he made visits to Afghanistan while working for the Foreign Office in the late 2000s. Pictured: The King and Prince of Wales in 2023

In an assessment prior to to his arrival, security services said that had he re-entered Britain 'there is a real risk that he would undertake activity on behalf of the GRU [Russian military intelligence]'.

A UK government spokesperson told MailOnline: 'All government departments have thorough security and vetting processes in place.

'It is longstanding government policy that we do not comment on ongoing legal procedures or individual cases.'

'We are committed to keeping the British public safe, which is why our National Security Act includes a range of measures to deter states from operating against the UK. 

'It will make working covertly for a foreign hostile power a criminal offence, and increase the number of prosecutions against those who put our national security at risk.'

After the refugee, identified only as C2, arrived in the UK in

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