Contents tagged with UK

  • UK seizes assets of Russia's gas conglomerate Gazprom

    The UK has followed Switzerland and the Netherlands in the seizure of Gazprom assets.

    Despite the appeal filed at the Swedish Arbitration Institute and the suspension of the enforcement of the $2.6 billion fine in favor of Naftogaz Ukraine, the London Commercial Court has authorized the freezing of Gazprom’s assets in the UK, TASS reported, citing the Ukrainian company’s press service.

    The order to take interim measures was issued on Monday: in the next 48 hours, Gazprom must provide Naftogaz …

  • Kremlin does not believe UK will place sanctions on Russian sovereign debt

    On the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2018),Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak said that he does not consider it likely that the British government will place sanctions on Russian sovereign debt.

    “It is not London’s official position. I don’t see any threat, and I don’t think they will do it,” RIA Novosti cites Storchak as responding when asked whether the threat of London placing sanctions on Russian state debt was real. On May 21, the …

  • Media: in the past several Western countries explored Novichok nerve agent

    Nerve agent Novichok, which was used to poison former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, was explored in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and at least one more western country, reports the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

    The publication emphasizes that these countries could have studied Novichok only to develop an antidote for it.

    In 2006, the U.S. Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) assured the Allies that his …

  • US,UK and France carry out air strikes at Assad regime

    Missile and air strikes have been conducted at targets in Syria by the US, UK and France. The Assad regime facilities, specifically those which were used for manufacturing of chemical weapons, have been targeted.

    According to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford the targets were chosen “to mitigate the risk” of hitting Russian forces. "We specifically identified the targets to mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved," General Dunford stated at the press …

  • Russia promises to reveal damaging information about UK regarding Berezovsky and Litvinenko

    In an interview with NTV channel, Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika said that the Prosecutor General's Office (GPO) intends to publicly release materials from its correspondence with London that ostensibly indicate that the UK Interior Ministry had prior knowledge regarding a threat to the life of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. It also plans to release materials suggesting that information concerning businessman Boris Berezovsky is of a false nature.

    "We will hold a press …

  • Russia promises to present 'clear proposal' on Skripal case

    At a session of the executive council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on April 4, Russia will present “a clear proposal” which will facilitate the Skripal case investigation, Russia’s permanent representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin told Rossiyskaya Gazeta in an interview.

    “It is a simple, clear proposal, aimed at facilitating the investigation of the incident in Salisbury. I would not like to disclose it now, but believe me, it will be a good proposal, …

  • Russia accuses UK of 'illegally' inspecting Aeroflot liner in London

    RIA Novosti reports that Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova has claimed British police conducted an inspection of a Russian Aeroflot aircraft at London's Heathrow Airport, without showing any grounds for such an inspection.

    She noted that British police and customs officers entered the plane, which was preparing to receive passengers for a flight from London to Moscow. According to Zakharova, the UK has refused to specify the reasons and purposes of the inspection and acted in …

  • Russia commented on Boris Johnson's cancelled Moscow trip

    The spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova claimed that British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gave an absurd reason for canceling his visit to Moscow.

    Zakharova noted that the cancellation of the visit happened “right after it was rescheduled.” She stressed that the reasons the British were changing their reasons for the cancellation, reported TASS news agency.

    “It seems that our Western colleagues are living in their own reality in which they first coherently make …

  • UK extends Ukrainian military training program for another year

    British military experts’ training of the Ukrainian Army will be extended for another year, until the beginning of 2018, as was stated on Sunday, by the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon.

    "The extension of Great Britain’s training of the Ukrainian armed forces will send a clear signal that we support Ukraine and remain firmly committed to its sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity in the face of a more hostile Russia," the Secretary said.

    In 2015, Fallon approved …

  • UK Ambassador to Ukraine: Russia has violated the Budapest Memorandum

    Russia refused to participate in the consultations of the Budapest Memorandum in March 2014 and has violated its obligations under this agreement, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, Judith Gough, said.

    "Was the Budapest Memorandum fulfilled? No, but it was not fulfilled by Russia, that's the key point. I've heard that it is described as an international treaty ... I know that many people are disappointed in Ukraine ... The British opinion is that this is a memorandum of understanding, and from …