Contents tagged with Britain

  • Kyiv and London discuss military cooperation

    On Monday, September 17th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the Secretary of State for Defense of Great Britain Gavin Williamson. The two sides positively noted the continuous Ukrainian-British dialogue on security and defense, reports the presidential press service.

    In part, the President praised the contribution of Great Britain in strengthening defense potential and training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and expressed hope that this cooperation would continue.

    Also, according …

  • Media finds additional links between Skripal’s poisoning suspects and Russian Defense Ministry

    The documents related to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, which were previously published by the news outlet, Insider and investigative group Bellingcat provided new evidence of the involvement of the Russian special services in Skripal's poisoning case.

    Journalists from the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta analyzed the documents and found new references to Russian intelligence services in the investigation materials. One of these was an annotated number, “195-76-66” next …

  • Russian media finds UK’s Skripal poisoning suspects

    Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok nerve agent poisoning in the city of Salisbury, bought flight tickets to London with foreign passports whose numbers differ by only the last digit,  reported the Russian newspaper Fontanka.

    According to official information, Petrov and Boshirov flew on March 2 from Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, to Gatwick Airport, London. 150 passengers were registered for Aeroflot flight SU2588.

    Boshirov and Petrov …

  • Russia prepares a plan to protect itself against US sanction

    The Russian Security Council is preparing a response plan to protect against the new US sanctions and sanctions initiatives, reported RBC news agency with a reference to a source close to the Security Council and an interlocutor from a structure that prepared the proposals.

    It was reported that the Security Council has collected from ministries and departments proposals on the protection of the economy. The Ministries of Finance, Economic Development, Industry and Trade, as well as the Central …

  • NATO fighter jets intercept Russian warplanes over the Black Sea

    Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were launched over the Black Sea in response to two Russian aircraft flying in NATO airspace on August 25, the press service of the Royal Air Forces reports on Facebook.

    "Launching from their Romanian Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, the Typhoons responded to a Russian AN-26 and then a Be-12 heading over the Black Sea. 

    It’s the third time this week that RAF jets, on NATO’s Air Policing mission, have been scrambled to deter provocative Russian aircraft and reassure …

  • Russia accuses Great Britain of 'provocations' over the Black Sea

    Russian embassy in London complained about the actions of the Royal Air Forces of Great Britain, saying that a British fighter dangerously approached a Russian amphibious aircraft over the Black Sea.

    “The Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson and other British politicians presenting Russia’s routine actions as a ‘provocative incidents’ to the general public are themselves acting completely irresponsibly,” stressed the press secretary of the Russian Embassy.

    “The idea to deploy NATO …

  • British fighters intercept six Russian bombers over the Black Sea

    British soldiers stationed in Romania intercepted six Russian bombers over the Black Sea, reported the Romanian agency Agerpres.

    On August 13, Eurofighter Typhoon fighters took off from the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu base due to the presence of six Russian Su-24 bombers flying over the Black Sea near the NATO border towards the Crimea.

    "Before the take-off to intercept them, we were warned about the intense Russian air activity, which was observed throughout the night," - said one of the …

  • Russia's Gazprom discloses information on its assets in Great Britain

    Gazprom disclosed information on its assets in Great Britain upon request of an English court after claims made by Naftogaz of Ukraine. As Interfax reports, Gazprom owns a block of shares of Nord Stream AG that was pledged as collateral for funding.

    “This does not mean new encumbrance of Nord Stream AG shares or their transfer in favor of Naftogaz of Ukraine. On June 22, Gazprom learned that on June 18, the English court prohibited any deals involving Gazprom’s assets in the territory of …

  • Russian oligarch Abramovich becomes richest citizen of Israel

    On Monday, Russian businessman Roman Abramovich became the wealthiest citizen of Israel. This was reported by The Times of Israel, noting that he is worth $12.5 billion.

    According to the newspaper, Abramovich will live in Neve Tzedek, a prestigious district of Tel Aviv, in a hotel that he is converting into a private residence. He acquired the hotel from Gal Gadot, the actress from the blockbuster film Wonder Woman. As a new immigrant, the businessman will be exempted from taxes in Israel for …

  • Poroshenko and May discuss strengthening sanctions against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and British Prime Minister Theresa May recently discussed strengthening sanctions against Russia following the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait in annexed Crimea, a Ukrainian press service reports.

    “The Ukrainian President emphasized the necessity of strengthening international pressure on Russia in order to fully implement the Minsk agreements,” the statement reads. “The parties stressed the importance of continuing and strengthening …