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864 days have passed since the Salisbury incident - no credible information or response from the British authorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     856 days have passed since the death of Nikolay Glushkov on British soil - no credible information or response from the British authorities

PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

11.03.2019

Embassy Statement on one year since the murder of the Russian national Nikolay Glushkov in London

On 12 March 2018, Russian national Nikolay Glushkov was murdered in London under mysterious circumstances.

A year later, the Embassy regrets to state that the British authorities continue to disregard our numerous enquiries. The Russian side is yet to receive a substantial response from the Home Office to the official request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation for legal assistance over Russia’s own criminal case into the death of Nikolay Glushkov, forwarded as early as in April 2018. After a brief letter from the Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu on 26 April 2018, the Embassy has not received any meaningful updates on the investigation into the death of the Russian national. The British authorities have also been silent regarding the Embassy’s proposal to arrange a meeting between the Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and the Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick. Instead of providing a credible response, the British government has been forwarding the Embassy from one authority to another in an obvious attempt to wrap up the case.

In the mentioned letter of 26 April 2018, the British side informed us that the death of Nikolay Glushkov had been caused by compression of the neck and was investigated as a homicide, while the motives of the crime and the suspects remained unknown. No other details have been communicated either to the Embassy or the media since. It has only been reported that law enforcement bodies are “carrying out an investigation”, interviewing witnesses and viewing CCTV footage. What is more, only on 14 August – as late as five months since the murder – the Police appealed to the public for information about a suspicious black van and its driver captured on CCTV near the victim’s house the day before his death. At the same time, just like in the Skripals case, the British media have circulated stories asserting that an attempted poisoning of Mr Glushkov, a former Deputy Director General of Aeroflot, had already happened as far back as in 2013 and, as usual, had a “Russian trace”.

In a word, we yet again see the UK thoroughly concealing the circumstances of another death of a Russian national on the British soil. It is another example of Britain’s contempt for its international obligations, the norms of diplomatic intercourse and the legitimate interests of the relatives and loved ones of the deceased, as well as those of the wider public.

The situation around the investigation into the murder of Nikolay Glushkov is absolutely unacceptable to the Russian side. We urge the British authorities to provide us with exhaustive information on the causes of the death of the Russian national and on the ongoing investigation.




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