Britain refuses to issue visas to Russian diplomats, said Russian Ambassador to London Alexander Yakovenko.
“We are not able to fill these vacancies since the UK refuses to issue visas to our diplomats to arrive in the UK,” said the ambassador at the press conference when asked who will replace the diplomats expelled by London in March.
According to Yakovenko, it is necessary to restore normal communication to fill the vacancies.
“So far, we have seen a non-constructive position from the side of the UK government. It has hampered the work of our embassy which is now practically empty,” Yakovenko said.
On March 12, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that Sergey Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by Novichok nerve agent created in the USSR in the 1970s. According to London, Russia is responsible for the poisoning of the ex-colonel of the GRU. Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats and boycotted the FIFA World Cup 2018.