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  • Russian media finds UK’s Skripal poisoning suspects

    Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok nerve agent poisoning in the city of Salisbury, bought flight tickets to London with foreign passports whose numbers differ by only the last digit,  reported the Russian newspaper Fontanka.

    According to official information, Petrov and Boshirov flew on March 2 from Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, to Gatwick Airport, London. 150 passengers were registered for Aeroflot flight SU2588.

    Boshirov and Petrov …

  • Russia prepares a plan to protect itself against US sanction

    The Russian Security Council is preparing a response plan to protect against the new US sanctions and sanctions initiatives, reported RBC news agency with a reference to a source close to the Security Council and an interlocutor from a structure that prepared the proposals.

    It was reported that the Security Council has collected from ministries and departments proposals on the protection of the economy. The Ministries of Finance, Economic Development, Industry and Trade, as well as the Central …

  • NATO fighter jets intercept Russian warplanes over the Black Sea

    Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were launched over the Black Sea in response to two Russian aircraft flying in NATO airspace on August 25, the press service of the Royal Air Forces reports on Facebook.

    "Launching from their Romanian Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, the Typhoons responded to a Russian AN-26 and then a Be-12 heading over the Black Sea. 

    It’s the third time this week that RAF jets, on NATO’s Air Policing mission, have been scrambled to deter provocative Russian aircraft and reassure …

  • Russia accuses Great Britain of 'provocations' over the Black Sea

    Russian embassy in London complained about the actions of the Royal Air Forces of Great Britain, saying that a British fighter dangerously approached a Russian amphibious aircraft over the Black Sea.

    “The Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson and other British politicians presenting Russia’s routine actions as a ‘provocative incidents’ to the general public are themselves acting completely irresponsibly,” stressed the press secretary of the Russian Embassy.

    “The idea to deploy NATO …

  • British fighters intercept six Russian bombers over the Black Sea

    British soldiers stationed in Romania intercepted six Russian bombers over the Black Sea, reported the Romanian agency Agerpres.

    On August 13, Eurofighter Typhoon fighters took off from the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu base due to the presence of six Russian Su-24 bombers flying over the Black Sea near the NATO border towards the Crimea.

    "Before the take-off to intercept them, we were warned about the intense Russian air activity, which was observed throughout the night," - said one of the …

  • Russia's Gazprom discloses information on its assets in Great Britain

    Gazprom disclosed information on its assets in Great Britain upon request of an English court after claims made by Naftogaz of Ukraine. As Interfax reports, Gazprom owns a block of shares of Nord Stream AG that was pledged as collateral for funding.

    “This does not mean new encumbrance of Nord Stream AG shares or their transfer in favor of Naftogaz of Ukraine. On June 22, Gazprom learned that on June 18, the English court prohibited any deals involving Gazprom’s assets in the territory of …

  • Russian oligarch Abramovich becomes richest citizen of Israel

    On Monday, Russian businessman Roman Abramovich became the wealthiest citizen of Israel. This was reported by The Times of Israel, noting that he is worth $12.5 billion.

    According to the newspaper, Abramovich will live in Neve Tzedek, a prestigious district of Tel Aviv, in a hotel that he is converting into a private residence. He acquired the hotel from Gal Gadot, the actress from the blockbuster film Wonder Woman. As a new immigrant, the businessman will be exempted from taxes in Israel for …

  • Poroshenko and May discuss strengthening sanctions against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and British Prime Minister Theresa May recently discussed strengthening sanctions against Russia following the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait in annexed Crimea, a Ukrainian press service reports.

    “The Ukrainian President emphasized the necessity of strengthening international pressure on Russia in order to fully implement the Minsk agreements,” the statement reads. “The parties stressed the importance of continuing and strengthening …

  • Russian diplomats demand to see Yulia Skripal

    The Russian embassy in Britain has expressed concern about the conditions where Yulia Skripal is located, Radio Liberty reports.

    “The published video only increases our concern over the conditions where she is. It is obvious that she read a prepared text. Additionally, judging by a few aspects of it, the text was a translation from English and was originally written by a native English speaker. This impression is confirmed by handwritten letters signed by Yulia in Russian and English,” the …

  • Kremlin calls British fight with dirty money from Russia 'Russophobia'

    NTV reports that Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said at a press briefing that the Kremlin believes the UK Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee’s recently released report on the risks associated with "dirty money" from Russia is "Russophobic mania.”

    "We are witnessing rather unprecedented Russophobic mania in the UK, which manifests itself in many ways, including [this report]," he said.

    According to Peskov, the calls to fight "dirty money" from Russia are the result of a “ …