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A Russian Su-24M fighter jet opened fire at the British destroyer HMS Defender in the Black Sea, reports Interfax, citing a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.
The "warning shelling" was carried out to stop the British ship from violating the Russian border, the Russian military said.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the incident occurred around noon near Cape Fiolent. The destroyer entered 3 km into Russian waters and did not respond to warnings.
At 12.06 and 12.08 the …
On Monday, June 21, Ukraine and Great Britain signed a memorandum on the implementation of maritime partnership projects between the consortium of industry of the United Kingdom and the Ukrainian Navy, reported the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
"The memorandum provides for joint design and construction of warships in Ukraine and Great Britain, reconstruction of Ukrainian shipbuilding enterprises, and construction of two bases of the Ukrainian Navy," said the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in a …
The luxury real estate market in London is experiencing explosive growth due to demand from wealthy Russians.
In the first quarter of 2021, the number of requests to buy an apartment in the British capital from Russians with assets exceeding $30 million soared by 50%, reports the news agency RBC, citing a study by consulting firm Knight Frank.
Most of these clients "choose apartments in the elite segment for the purpose of relocating for themselves or children," notes Marina Shalayeva, …
The national airline of Belarus, Belavia, announced that flights to London and Paris were discontinued from 25 May to 30 October 2021. According to Belavia’s press service, this is due to "the decision of the Governments of Great Britain and France to ban Belavia flights to and from the UK and France".
"We are saddened by the current situation, which cannot be changed. We apologise to passengers," Belavia’s statement reads. Those who bought tickets for flights in these directions will be given …
In an interview with the Financial Times, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for the Minsk agreements to be changed and the Normandy Four negotiations expanded.
"I am involved in a process that was developed before I even became president," said Zelensky. In his opinion, the Minsk agreements are not flexible enough and do not meet the demands of the current situation.
Zelensky said that he saw two ways out of the current deadlock: either to change the format of the Minsk talks, or …
Russia and the UK continue to cooperate on economic and cultural issues, but political relations between the countries are "virtually dead", said Russian Ambassador to London Andrey Kelin in an interview with the British radio station LBC London, TASS reports.
According to Kelin, the UK has chosen a "hostile course" towards Russia, which "does not find understanding" on the Russian side.
London's discontent is largely due to violation of human rights in Russia.
Kelin also added that the …
The U.S. imposed sanctions on 43 citizens of Belarus in response to the sentencing of two journalists of Belsat TV channel, as well as crackdown on peaceful protesters, pro-democracy activists, and journalists.
The names of those sanctioned have not been published, but it is specified that they are "high-ranking justice sector officials; law enforcement leaders and rank-and-file personnel who detained and abused peaceful demonstrators; judges and prosecutors involved in sentencing peaceful …
The European Union has imposed sanctions on six individuals and one Russian legal entity in connection with the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, reported the press service of the Council of the EU.
Restrictive measures have been imposed on the director of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Alexander Bortnikov, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration, Sergey Kiriyenko, and four other high-ranking Russian officials.
EU sanctions have …
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a secret meeting with the head of the British intelligence service MI6 Richard Moore. They discussed the situation with corruption in Ukraine and the entourage of the Ukrainian President, both official and informal, reported the Ukrainian publication Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (the Mirror Weekly), citing a credible source.
Dzerkalo Tyzhnia notes that the presence of the British intelligence Head service was caused by the desire of Her Majesty's Cabinet to …
Hundreds of British paratroopers parachuted in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region on September 18 as part of the Joint Effort 2020 exercise. It is the largest amphibious exercise for Great Britain in more than 20 years, reported BBC.
The British paratroopers parachuted from several C-130 Hercules aircraft, which took off from a military airfield in Britain. Soldiers of the 16th Air Assault Brigade of Great Britain, heavy infantry weapons and equipment were on board the aircraft.
According to the …