Contents tagged with UK

  • UK shutting down ‘golden visa’ program for wealthy Russians

    The British authorities plan to suspend the "golden visa" program, which opened the country’s doors to wealthy individuals, including from Russia.

    The program, which requires investing at least 2 million pounds in the British economy, will be closed within a few weeks, the Financial Times reported, citing sources in the government.

    The British Cabinet of Ministers is under pressure from the parliament, which in 2020 warned that "golden visas" had become the object of abuse by wealthy …

  • USA and UK: No signs Russia is moving troops away from Ukrainian border

    Western countries do not see signs of withdrawal of Russian troops from the borders of Ukraine, which was announced by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    Statements from Moscow that the troops of the Southern and Western Military Districts, after completing their exercises, are being sent to places of their permanent deployment need to be verified, said US Permanent Representative to NATO Julian Smith.

    Russia "made similar claims" about the de-escalation in December, but they turned out to be …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador: Kyiv received British missiles to counter Russian navy

    Britain has provided Ukraine with missiles to counter the Russian navy in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea, said Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK Vadym Prystaiko on the radio "Novoye Vremya".

    According to him, thanks to these "real weapons", Ukraine will finally have something to counter the Russians at sea. He also stressed that Ukraine had not previously received such weapons from anyone.

    Prystaiko added that despite all the problems, Ukraine suits the UK as a friend, as shown by the …

  • Kremlin threatens to retaliate if assets of Russian oligarchs in UK are seized

    Statements by the British authorities about plans to confiscate the London real estate of pro-Kremlin oligarchs cause concern and will not go unanswered, warned Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    According to him, threats made by the British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, are a direct attack on business and demonstrate the "considerable unpredictability of London", which worries not only the Kremlin, but the entire European community.

    "These are very disturbing statements. The Anglo- …

  • UK preparing new sanctions against Russia

    On Monday, January 31, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of Great Britain will announce new sanctions against Russia due to the situation around Ukraine, reported TASS and RIA Novosti, citing informed sources in the UK government circles.

    "It is expected that the Foreign Office will announce the tightening of the sanctions on Monday in Parliament so that the UK can strike at the strategic and financial interests of Russia," the source told RIA Novosti.

    The TASS source did not …

  • 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 …

  • Ukraine, U.K. and USA exchange intelligence data on possible Russian attack on Ukraine

    Intelligence services of Ukraine, Great Britain and the United States exchanged information about the buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov during a working trip to the Shiroky Lan training ground in the Mykolaiv region.

    "I had two important meetings – with the British  Secretary of State for Defense, Ben Wallace, and the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin. We had serious conversations where we clearly compared the facts that our and their …

  • U.S, Canada and UK slam sanctions on Belarus

    New sanctions were imposed on Belarus on the anniversary of the 2020 presidential election, which was not recognized by Western countries and turned into protests that almost overturned the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.

    On Monday, almost synchronously, the United States, Britain and Canada announced the expansion of personal sanctions and the introduction of tough economic measures against Belarus.

    US President Joe Biden signed an executive order allowing to freeze assets and prohibit …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready to fight to keep Crimea

    Russia is ready to defend the inviolability of its borders using military methods, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, commenting on the incident in the Black Sea with the British destroyer HMS Defender.

    "We can appeal to common sense and demand respect for international law. If it does not help, we can drop bombs, not just on the course, but also on target, if colleagues do not understand," Ryabkov is quoted as saying by Interfax.

    The deputy minister stressed that the …

  • Russian fighter jet opens fire on British destroyer in Black Sea

    A Russian Su-24M fighter jet opened fire at the British destroyer HMS Defender in the Black Sea, reports Interfax, citing a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The "warning shelling" was carried out to stop the British ship from violating the Russian border, the Russian military said.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the incident occurred around noon near Cape Fiolent. The destroyer entered 3 km into Russian waters and did not respond to warnings.

    At 12.06 and 12.08 the …