Contents tagged with Britain

  • Russia calls Great Britain's threats over poisoning of former spy 'absurdity'

    Moscow has reacted very negatively to statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson regarding the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal.

    "This is absurdity," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Interfax.

    Konstantin Kosachev, Federation Council Committee Chair on International Affairs, said earlier on Tuesday that the articulation by the UK Foreign Minister of the unverified version of events, including potential involvement by the Russian Federation in …

  • Queen Elizabeth II rents an estate in Kyiv

    Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland took on lease of an estate in the center of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, accordint to the Kyiv City Council.

    Her Royal Majesty took on lease of a land plot of 0.16 hectares located at 13a Kostolna Street, with the right of ownership to the estate. The estimated cost of the estate is 11,367,500 hryvnia or approximately USD 416,400 while the monthly lease fee will amount to UAH 568,400 or USD 20,800. The lease will …

  • NATO ships conduct maneuvers on Black Sea

    In the Black Sea, near Odessa, two permanent maritime NATO groups are conducting joint maneuvers, as by Dumskaya news outlet.

    Involved in these actions are the SNMG2 Second Permanent Group and the SNMCMG2 Mine Action Group.

    “Today, during the exercises, joint maneuvers with helicopter landings were conducted. According to unverified information, Romanian fighters also participated in the exercises,” the publication noted.

    It was noted that for the first time in many years, two British …

  • British ambassador does not see possibility for visa liberalization with Ukraine

    The United Kingdom does not see an opportunity for visa liberalization with Ukraine in the near future. This issue is complicated by the fact that, previously, a Ukrainian passport was illegally obtained by a citizen of another state: the killer of Chechen volunteer soldiers Adam Osmayev and Amina Okuyeva, who fought on the Ukrainian side in the Donbas during the summer of 2017. This was stated by the British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough in an interview with the Ukrainian publication  …

  • British Intelligence: flight MH17 was downed by Buk missile brought from Russia

    British intelligence believes that the Buk anti-aircraft missile system used in the summer of 2014 to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine was brought into the country and subsequently recovered by the Russian military. This was stated in the report of the Intelligence and Security Committee of the British Parliament with reference to the Secret Intelligence Service or MI6.

    In particular, the report quotes from MI6 documents of 2016 stating that "without any doubt,” the Buk was …

  • Latvia receives 65 combat reconnaissance armored vehicles from Britain

    The Latvian National Armed Forces (NAF) received 65 out of 123 caterpillar combat reconnaissance armored cars from the UK. This was accomplished as part of a military equipment purchase agreement made between the two countries in 2014, as reported by Baltnews citing the press service of Latvian Ministry of Defense.

    The project to mechanize the land forces of the Latvian Army is divided into several phases and stages. The acquisition of 123 armored vehicles is stipulated as part of this project. …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense calls British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth 'a convenient naval target'

    Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the new British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, which was recently sent to sea trials, is “just a convenient large-scale naval target.”

    This was in answer to the British Defense Minister Michael Fallon, who criticized the Russian cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, as reported by RBC news agency.

    Earlier, Fallon told the Telegraph newspaper that in Russia they would “look with a little bit of envy” at the new British aircraft carrier …

  • Syrian authorities believe that Special Forces from three different countries could enter the country

    The possibility of invasion by Special Forces of the United States, Britain and Jordan in the southern province of Daraa under the pretext of fighting terrorism is causing fear among the Syrian authorities, the newspaper Izvestia newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources in Syrian military.

    “According to available information, preparations are being made for such an invasion under the pretext of combating ISIS,” one of the sources told Izvestia.

    Izvestia’s sources believe that it is …

  • British battalion arrives at military base in Estonia

    A British battalion of NATO troops has arrived at a military base in the Estonian town of Tapa, a hundred kilometers from the Russian border, reports Russian service of BBC.

    As part of the strengthening of the "Russian" flank of NATO, 800 British and 200 French soldiers have been deployed in Tapa. This is one of four NATO battalions stationed in the Baltic countries and Poland.

    In speeches at the ceremony, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid as well as the Defense Ministers of Estonia and …

  • Media: British Foreign Minister is 'furious' at decision to let Zakharova visit UK House of Commons

    British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is furious over information that an official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, is a guest at a reception at the UK House of Commons.  

    As was reported by The Daily Mail, the event was organized by Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski. The Politician is known for his loyalty to Moscow.

    The article has been already been commented on by Zakharova herself, noting that she refused the invitation.

    “The …