Chapter 794: Person for Intelligence
The camera shook violently, the crowd was fleeing, and the armored vehicle that maintained its firing bulldozed through the main road. The heavily armed soldiers desperately pushed the masses behind them and urged the unrelated people to evacuate from the street.
At this moment, a rocket hit the armored vehicle. Then, the connection was lost and the screen switched to the view of another camera.
Jiang Chen noticed that the word Live was marked in the upper right corner of the screen.
It seemed like it was still live.
“Where is this?” Jiang Chen frowned slightly.
These days, he was caught up with matters related to Global Express and Future Mining. He did not pay much attention to international news.
Natasha did not answer, but she raised her chin and pointed at the TV. Soon, the reporter on the news screen used English and answered Jiang Chen’s question.
“We are now in Istanbul. The footage that has just aired is a fragment of the crossfire between the anti-government and government forces. Because of safety reasons, we can’t go further. We are now only one kilometer away from the front line, ten minutes ago the government’s armored forces just passed by here, and the bullet holes on the wall behind me are the traces left by the tanks’ machine guns as they strafed the anti-government forces! According to Istanbul officials, the Turkish government has the upper hand, but according to the frontline soldiers, the situation is not as optimistic as what the politicians are saying…”
Putting the crystal bottle on the table, Natasha let out a long breath and interjected.
“It’s not optimistic. It’s very not optimistic. According to the current situation, this is not a coup, but a civil war.”
“You guys did it?” Jiang Chen looked bizarrely at Natasha.
As far as he knew, the relationship between Russia and Turkey didn’t seemed to be very friendly. In particular, two and a half years ago, Turkey shot down the Russian fighter plane, turning the relations between the two countries to a freezing point and any one opportunity would be used to escalate it into a war.
“It’s not us. The coup in Turkey is just as frequent as eating and drinking. You can’t say it’s us every time.” Natasha knew what Jiang Chen was thinking and brushed him off. “We just went and retrieved our people. But as we were executing the mission, we discovered that things were not as simple as we had thought.”
“Why did they ask you? I remember you had left the front line.” Jiang Chen asked.
“Because it’s my supervisor who is responsible for this case and the KGB was a little tight on field agents. He sent out all the people he could.” Natasha sighed, and she combed her bang back in distress. “We had some problems on the border and almost didn’t manage to come back.”
From the phrase “didn’t manage to come back,” Jiang Chen felt the heaviness in her speech.
“At first, we thought it was just an ordinary coup, but it was more intense than previous times.” At the same time, Natasha’s fingers dipped into the wet crystal bottle and began to draw on the coffee table. “Until we found this symbol from the personal belongings of a rebel general.”
It was a pyramid. The part of the spire was an eye.
Jiang Chen certainly recognized this symbol.
G, which was held between the V ruler and the book, the symbol of the Freemasonry.
“Yeah,” Natasha snapped. “After all, the Freemasonry has always been the focus of the KGB. We did a little investigation and found that the officer was an external member of the Freemasonry, a supporter of the secularization movement in Turkey.”
While speaking, Natasha picked up the bottle and took a sip. The she swirled the liquid and examined Jiang Chen who was immersed in thoughts.
“I have heard that the situation in country F is not very peaceful?”
“Yeah,” Jiang Chen did not hide it. Now that Natasha mentioned it, she must have known something about it. “The arms race between Country F and Moro has already started. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Country F’s army crossed the ceasefire line tomorrow.”
Natasha grinned and said. “Is that true? It seems that the global situation has escalated by a considerable extent. Let’s not talk about this, you certainly did not ask me to come to listen to stories?”
“Evelyn is on Coro Island.” Jiang Chen was direct.
“He is actually in your hands,” the red lips showed a look of surprise. Natasha gazed into Jiang Chen’s eyes, crossed her arms, while deep in thought, “No wonder we couldn’t find him. He was controlled by you.”
“You were looking for him? It seems that the Russians are also interested in the status quo in Frankberg.”
“Of course, Frankberg is our biggest trading partner in Europe,” Natasha said, grinning at Jiang Chen. “I guess you wouldn’t have leaked this information to me intentionally. Say it, what are your conditions?”
“For Evelyn, I need all your information about the Freemasonry!”
“All our information? Your appetite can be really big. Do you know how much information we have on them? If you write them all on A4 paper, you can stuff a whole file room. The world’s largest underground organization, we have been monitoring them since the Stalin era.” Natasha looked at Jiang Chen with a sly look. “Are you planning to exchange all this information just for a former Frankberg deputy prime minister? Don’t you think this is unfair?”
Jiang Chen was not discouraged by Natasha’s ambiguous response.
“I want to be clear. Is the Freemasonry your enemy or your friend?”
“Enemy since the last century.”
“Ours too,” Jiang Chen looked into Natasha’s eyes seriously. “We are also the enemy of the Freemasonry. The enemies’ enemies are friends. Am I correct? Whether it is in Veit or Frankberg, the Freemasonry’s Order has always been contrary to the interests of Russia. Similarly, their position on the issue of MLL Island is also irreconcilable with us. As such, with a common enemy, we can stand on the same front together. This is not an exchange of interest. It is a helping hand for the allies. Do you understand what I mean?”
Natasha was in silence, her index finger rested on her bright red lips while she debated Jiang Chen’s words.
“I can’t make the decision. I will give you a reply the day after tomorrow at the latest.”
Picking up the bottle from the table, Jiang Chen toasted to her and smiled, “help me to convey my words to the Kremlin.”
“I drank that.”
“But the alcohol is mine!”
The clock on the wall pointed to the position of 12:30. Ayesha walked out of the kitchen with delicious food and entered the dining room next to the living room. Even from far away, they could smell the aroma of food.
Seeing it was late, Jiang Chen got up and extended an invitation.
“It’s late now. Leave after you have food?”
“Leave?” Natasha raised an eyebrow, with a grin, “Who said I’m leaving?.”