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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

12.06.2019

Embassy press officer’s reply to a media question concerning the inquiry into the death of Mr Nikolay Glushkov

Question: Does the Embassy have any new information regarding the circumstances of the mysterious murder of the Russian national Nikolay Glushkov in London that happened on 12 March 2018?

Answer: The Embassy regrets to state that, as 15 months have passed since this crime, the British authorities continue to disregard our numerous enquiries concerning course and results of the investigation into the murder of former Deputy Director General of “Aeroflot” Mr Nikolay Glushkov in the UK. 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. 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.

What is more, only on 14 August 2018 – 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, the British media have circulated stories asserting that an attempted poisoning of Mr Glushkov 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 the British authorities’ contempt for their international obligations, and the legitimate interests of the relatives and loved ones of the deceased, as well as those of the wider public.

We urge the British authorities to provide us with exhaustive information on the ongoing investigation.

 

12.06.2019, 11:29




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