Contents tagged with Britain

  • British MPs call 'dirty money' from Russia a threat to the country

    According to Reuters, a report recently published by the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee indicates that cash flows passing through UK financial institutions impede London’s ability to take a tough stance against Russia. According to MPs, "The scale of damage that this 'dirty money' can do to UK foreign policy interests dwarfs the benefit of Russian transactions in the City," said Committee Chairman Tom Tugendhat.

    "There is no excuse for the UK to turn a blind eye as President Putin’s …

  • Britain hasn’t renewed visa for Russian billionaire Abramovich

    According to British and Russian media, Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, was unable to attend the FA Cup final to watch his team beat Manchester United, due to the expiry of his British visa.

    The Bell Media cited an acquaintance of Abramovich and two sources from his inner circle, reporting that the visa expired three weeks ago and now he is waiting for a new one.

    The billionaire’s spokesman told TASS agency that he cannot comment on this information, …

  • UK and France refuse to attend Russian-initiated briefing at OPCW

    The Permanent Representative of Great Britain to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Peter Wilson said that the briefing initiated by Russia at the OPCW headquarters in The Hague on Thursday, April 26 was a “stunt.” The Russians claim that the event, which was attended by several residents of the Syrian city of the Douma, proves the absence of any chemical attacks in the vicinity of the city.

    The United Kingdom and its allies declined to attend this briefing. The …

  • Kremlin recommends Russian students leave London

    The Russian authorities are launching a program to return Russian nationals studying in the UK, most of whom are children of Russian businessmen and officials, back to Russia.

    The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation, commonly known as Rossotrudnichestvo, is a federal agency subordinate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and responsible for humanitarian projects. The Agency came forward with an …

  • Media: No evidence available that US is preparing for new strike against Syria

    Russian news outlet Kommersant, citing a Russian military-diplomatic source, reports that there is no evidence that the Western coalition is preparing a second strike against Syria.

    "There is no current evidence that the United States and its allies are immediately ready to strike again; French and British aircraft have returned to their places of permanent deployment, and US destroyers that have used up their stock of cruise missiles are likely to leave for Rota, Spain,” the publication …

  • Zone near Syrian coast recognized as dangerous for civil aviation flights

    The zone over the Mediterranean sea area off the Syrian coast has been labeled “dangerous” for civil aviation flights due to British military activity. Warnings were sent to European and Russian air carriers operating flights in the area, Interfax reported, citing a source familiar with the situation.

    "A restricted zone has been declared from April 12 to May 12 for civil aviation flights,” noted the source, “in connection with the activity of the British military over the Mediterranean Sea in …

  • Yulia Skripal refuses Russian help and tells cousin not to visit

    The London Police have disclosed a statement by Yulia Skripal, who was found poisoned in Salisbury with her father, former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal.

    According to the report, Yulia did not accept the Russian embassy’s offer of consular assistance.

    She also asked her cousin Viktoria not to visit her in England yet.

    According to Yulia Skripal, she is still suffering as a result of the nerve-paralysis agent that was used against her and her father.

    “I have left my father under …

  • Russia promises to reveal damaging information about UK regarding Berezovsky and Litvinenko

    In an interview with NTV channel, Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika said that the Prosecutor General's Office (GPO) intends to publicly release materials from its correspondence with London that ostensibly indicate that the UK Interior Ministry had prior knowledge regarding a threat to the life of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. It also plans to release materials suggesting that information concerning businessman Boris Berezovsky is of a false nature.

    "We will hold a press …

  • Moscow urges London to return funds transferred to the UK by Russian citizens

    In an interview with Russian NTV TV channel, Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika has urged London to return the 500 billion rubles which were withdrawn to the UK by Russian citizens who are convicted according to Russia’s economic laws.

    A law has been in effect in Britain since February according to which the authorities may freeze the suspicious assets of foreigners until the origins of the funds or assets are explained.

    “It was stolen in Russia, and now Britain is taking everything into …

  • Skripal’s niece asks May for help with obtaining visa

    Sergei Skripal's niece Viktoria asked British Prime Minister Theresa May for help in acquiring a visa during an appearance on Sky News.

    In her address to May, the girl stressed that she primarily wants to visit her uncle and cousin in order to convey information about their health to her grandmother.

    "The whole world is now talking about an unprecedented political scandal, but real people are at the epicenter of this scandal. This is our family, which really needs to be together now," …