Contents tagged with Great Britain

  • Great Britain sends shipment of advanced anti-tank weapons to Ukraine

    Great Britain has delivered to Ukraine shipment of  light anti-tank systems, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "Another shipment of international technical assistance from the UK to the Ukrainian Armed Forces has arrived. This time, the partners provided new light anti-tank weapons," the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

    Deputy Defense Minister for European Integration Anatoliy Petrenko noted that these weapons will strengthen the defense capabilities …

  • Germany detains British embassy employee suspected of spying for Russia

    German law enforcement officers detained a British citizen David S. in Potsdam. He is suspected of working for the Russian special service.

    According to a statement published on the website of the Prosecutor General's Office of Germany, the man was detained by employees of the German Federal Criminal Police Office, who are conducting an investigation. Search warrants were executed at work and at the suspect’s home.

    "The accused is suspected of working for a foreign special service at the …

  • UK decides to stop providing Kremlin financial data of wealthy Russians

    The UK Government has stopped automatic exchange of financial information with Russia. Russian news outlet The Bell writes that this decision has been taken by the British HM Revenue and Customs agency. Now, the Russian Federal Tax Service will have to submit a special request to obtain last year’s data on the Russian citizens with assets in the UK.

    Russia joined the list of jurisdictions with which London is exchanging tax information in 2018. In March, it was also reported that the assets of …

  • Great Britain and Ukraine to strengthen military cooperation

    After a meeting with British Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson, in Odessa on Friday, December 21st, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak stated that in January, a group of servicemen from the British Navy will arrive in Ukraine to determine the necessary assistance to the Ukrainian military.

    “Already in January, a group of British naval forces will arrive in Ukraine to organize interaction, plan joint exercises, as well as determine the necessary material and …

  • Kremlin: London refuses to issue visas to Russian diplomats

    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 …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine and Great Britain may start joint production of weapons

    Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, discussed prospects for joint production of weapons with the Minister of State for Defense of Britain, and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, Earl Howe (Frederick Richard Penn Curzon).

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian government, the topic was discussed during a meeting on Friday.

    "The parties discussed prospects for joint production of arms and military equipment on the territory of …