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  • Russia requests meeting with British foreign minister on Skripal case

    The Russian Embassy in England has sent the British Foreign Ministry a memorandum requesting a meeting with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, the embassy’s press service reported.

    “A meeting of Alexander Yakovenko with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to discuss the entire range of bilateral relations and the investigation of the incident in Salisbury is long overdue,” the report states.

    The report notes that Yakovenko sent Johnson a personal note. The Russian Embassy has also …

  • Russia comments on British analysis results for Novichok poison

    Russian Official Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the reports that the experts from the British military laboratory in Porton Down were unable to determine where the “Novichok” gas that poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal was produced.

    “I wouldn’t be surprised if now or tomorrow Theresa May and that entire brilliant team said that all their statements in parliament and knocking together of world coalitions are the result of Russian hackers hacking Disney’s animation …

  • UK begins to seize Russian assets

    The British authorities are beginning the process of seizing the assets of Russian immigrants, Defense Minister Gavin Williamson said at a press conference in Tallinn on Monday.

    According to him, these measures will be taken in response to the poisoning of former intelligent agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. British investigators have accused Russia of this.

    Assets and accounts of “dubious origin” belonging to Russian citizens who are residing in the territory of Great Britain will be …

  • Russia accuses Britain of developing chemical weapons

    The Russian Embassy in London has released a statement alleging that the head of a the laboratory of the British Ministry of Defense  in Porton Down “confirmed the development of poisonous substances”, including the one that was used to poison Sergei Skripal, Russia’s Interfax news agency reports .

    According to a Russian Embassy spokesperson, ​​the statements by Gary Aitkenhead, the Chief Executive of the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory in Porton Down who spoke about the laboratory’s …

  • Russia says UK authorities 'staged' poisoning of Skripal

    The Russian Ministry of the Interior said that UK authorities themselves may have “staged” the attack on former intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who were poisoned in Salisbury.

    This was stated by the director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Ermakov, reported Nastoyashaya Vremya.

    “Here, elementary logic suggests only two possible options: the British authorities either are not able to provide protection …

  • Russian diplomats leave UK on plane involved in cocaine case

    On Tuesday March 20, the Russian diplomats who were expelled from London due to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter left the UK on the Il-96 aircraft featured in the Argentine cocaine scandal, Evropeiska Pravda reports.

    A British TV channel published photographs from the Stansted airport, where the 23 Russian diplomats and their families boarded a plane to leave the country.

    Interestingly, the diplomats were sent to Moscow on an Il-96 plane with hull number RA-96023 which belongs …

  • Britain denies Russian diplomats access to Skripal

    Great Britain has denied Russian diplomats access to former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, who is in the hospital after being poisoned with the nerve-paralyzing agent Novichok, Interfax reports.

    The Russian embassy in London stated that Skripal is being treated as a British citizen.

    The Russian diplomatic mission said that they requested consular access to both Skripal and his daughter Yulia (a Russian citizen).

    Russian diplomat to Great Britain Alexander Yakovenko said that Skripal …

  • Attempt on Skripal threatens Gazprom’s business in the UK

    The attempt on the life of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the British town of Salisbury threatens Gazprom’s business in the UK, the Russian edition of DW writes.

    The publication notes that Britain is Russia’s fourth largest gas export market. Moscow has considered the country one of the most promising and important for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May, speaking on March 14 in Parliament in response to the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter, also …

  • Russian Foreign Minister claims that Special Forces of the US, Britain, France and other countries are working in Syria

    In an interview with the telecommunications company of the President Kazakhstan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Special Forces units from the United States, Britain, France and other countries are operating on Syrian territory.  “There are Special Forces on the ground in Syria from the US – they no longer deny it – the UK, France and a number of other countries. Thus, it’s not so much of a ‘proxy war,’ but rather a direct involvement in the war," the Minister said. …

  • Russia expels 23 British diplomats over Skripal’s poisoning

    On Saturday, March 17th, the British Ambassador in Moscow, Laurie Bristow was informed of Russia’s response to the expulsion of diplomatic personnel of the Russian Embassy in London. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website announced that 23 staff members of the British Embassy in Moscow should leave the country within one week.

    Russia also withdrew its consent to open the Consulate General of Great Britain in Saint-Petersburg and decided to stop activities of the British Council, the …