Contents tagged with UK

  • Former Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister claims UK was ready to fight in Ukraine, held back by US

    The UK was ready to enter the war against Russia, but the US held them back, the former deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lana Zerkal, told Natalya Moseychuk, host of the 1+1 talk show Right to Power, in an interview. She stated that members of the House of Lords in the British Parliament were willing to fight against Russia, but they cannot do so because the United States opposes it.

    "During the summer of 2022, I was in parliament in London, and the lords openly said: 'If not …

  • Turkey refuses to allow mine-sweeping vessels gifted to Ukraine by UK to enter the Black Sea

    Turkey will not allow the mine-sweeping vessels, which the UK has handed over to Ukraine, to pass through its straits, reported the Turkish Center for Combatting Disinformation.

    "The claims by some media outlets that the mine-sweeping vessels, gifted to Ukraine by the UK, were permitted to pass through the Turkish straits into the Black Sea do not correspond to reality," the statement reads.

    It is noted that Turkey immediately classified Russia's "special military operation" against Ukraine …

  • UK to donate 2 warships to Ukraine

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Britain Vadym Prystaiko said that the British government decided to donate several warships to Ukraine. He said that he had visited one of them. According to him, Ukrainian servicemen are already being trained to operate these warships.

    "Our serviceman are already training there. They're learning to navigate the ship, learning to use the weapons. There will be several such ships," the ambassador said in an interview with Suspilne.

    The ambassador recalled that after the …

  • 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 …