Contents tagged with UK

  • Russian Embassy in London reduces staff because UK has delayed granting visas to personnel

    The ambassador of Russia to the United Kingdom, Alexander Yakovenko, stated that Russia has been forced to cut the size of its embassy in London after Britain delayed granting visas to dozens of its staff, including career diplomats, for months, Reuters reported.

    According to the Russian diplomat, Britain has been delaying visas to Russian diplomatic staff for over a year.

    “The embassy is shrinking, and if it continues the embassy will be reduced further. People cannot be replaced, because …

  • The UK has frozen all of Russia Today accounts

    The Editor-in-Chief of Russia Today, Margarita Simonyan, tweeted on her Twitter page that all accounts of the multilingual Russia Today TV Company have been blocked in the UK.

    “All of our accounts have been blocked in the UK. The decision should be subject to review. Long live freedom of speech,” she tweeted.

    As previously reported, an investigation into the case against the Kremlin’s English language Russia Today TV Channel, which published inaccurate information about a gas production …

  • The United States and Britain threaten the Kremlin with new sanctions

    The foreign ministers of the United States and Britain, John Kerry and Boris Johnson, said their countries are considering imposing new economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and the Syrian government, DW reports.

    In particular, punitive measures should be taken in response to the events in Aleppo, where hundreds of civilians were killed as a result of air strikes by the Syrian and Russian militaries.

    Kerry and Johnson expressed hope in the effectiveness of diplomatic tools to …

  • British politician says Russia shouldn't be allowed to host World Cup

    The former Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain, Nick Clegg, believes that Russia should forfeit the right to host the 2018 World Cup.

    “It might be a silly thing. It is ludicrous that Russia is going to hold the World Cup in 2018. What world are we in? That they basically abuse people’s human rights on that scale, barbarism in Aleppo, and we will prepare to play football in Moscow in 2018? I think if FIFA had any moral mettle to it at all, it will now say that Russia has forfeited any right …

  • UK citizen appeared in London court for involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine

    A 41-year-old Briton, filmed on video together with pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas, appeared in a London court on the 28th of September. Benjamin Stimson, from Oldham in the north-western part of England, is charged under several articles of the British anti-terrorist legislation.

    According to a police spokesman, he is specifically accused of “intent to commit an act of terrorism and the steps to implement this” and “intent to commit acts of terrorism and assistance to acts of terrorism” …

  • Ukrainian Embassy in London asks people to report on British citizens who visited Crimea

    In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of cases where Russia takes every opportunity to legalize the annexation of the Crimea at the international level, as reported on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian embassy in London. According to the embassy, it was discovered that a British citizen, Julan Burdock, participated in the international Koktebel Jazz Party festival that took place in the occupied Crimea from August 26 to August 28.

    In addition, diplomats noted that the …

  • UK would consider strengthening sanctions against Russia because of Syria

    The United Kingdom does not rule out the possibility of strengthening sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Syria, the head of the British Foreign Ministry, Boris Johnson, said on the Sky News channel, Interfax reports.

    "All this must be considered," Johnson said, responding to a reporter's question about the possibility of strengthening the sanctions regime against Russia because of the situation in Syria.

    Referring to the recent bombing of a humanitarian convoy in Syria, he …

  • Ukraine has requested that the UK make efforts to halt activities of pro-Kremlin journalist Graham Phillips

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Natalia Galibarenko, has requested that the United Kingdom make every possible effort to halt the activity of pro-Russian propagandist and British citizen, Graham Phillips.

    An open letter from the Ukrainian diplomat states that Graham Phillips arrived in eastern Ukraine in 2014-2015, where he had been working for pro-Russian separatists. This letter was published by the press service of the Embassy of …

  • Two Russian bombers intercepted by British Air Force

    Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers were intercepted by the fighter jets of the British Air Force. The bombers flew near the British borders without entering the country's air space, the British Ministry of Defense reported on Twitter.

    "We can confirm that quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth intercepted two Russian Blackjack bombers and escorted them while they were in the UK area of interest. At no point did the Russian aircraft enter UK territorial airspace", …

  • UK to provide Ukraine with 2 million pounds for demining in the Donbas

    During a visit to Kyiv, Boris Johnson said that Britain would support further sanctions against Russia and help Ukraine to carry out reforms.

    Britain intends to allocate two million pounds sterling for demining in the Donbas, as was announced by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson, during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, in Kyiv on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. As specified on the website of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ( …