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324 days have passed since the Salisbury incident - no credible information or response from the British authorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     316 days have passed since the death of Nikolay Glushkov on British soil - no credible information or response from the British authorities


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09.04.2018 - Ambassador Yakovenko’s response to a question of the International Affairs magazine

Question: The Embassy’s Press officer informs that you have requested a meeting with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. What are you planning to discuss?

09.04.2018 - PHOTO: Reception to mark the Russia’s participation in the London Book Fair 2018

On 9 April 2018 the Russian Embassy hosted a reception to mark the London Book Fair 2018. “Read Russia” stand at LBF has already become a tradition. This year it proudly presents more than 500 book titles, mostly by modern authors. At the reception 2018 READ RUSSIA prizes were presented for best translations of Russian works of fiction, classical and contemporary, into English.

09.04.2018 - VIDEO: Russian Prosecutor General's Office holds briefing on Skripal case

Russian Prosecutor General’s Office shared documents relating to several high-profile crimes that happened on British soil. Russia says it was unsatisfied by how Britain handled them. Moscow officials pointed to what they see as flaws in relevant probes on the British side, and have accused UK authorities of failing to conduct proper investigations.

08.04.2018 - Comment on the British investigation of the death of Mr Nikolay Glushkov

The Embassy has just received a Foreign Office Note Verbale regarding the death of the Russian citizen Mr Nikolay Glushkov in London on 12 March 2018. The Embassy appreciates the response, however the Note contains no information other than referring us to the Metropolitan Police in case we have any questions.

08.04.2018 - The Embassy's comment on the Note Verbale of the Foreign Office regarding the denial of the British visa to Ms Viktoria Skripal

Russian Embassy in London Опубликовано Яковом Смирновым · 3 ч · On Saturday evening the Embassy received a Note Verbale from the Foreign Office, in which it informed that Ms Viktoria Skripal had applied for visa at the British Embassy in Moscow and had been informed of the outcome. It seems that this Note is a formality and does not answer the questions posed by our Embassy.

07.04.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a question on current interactions with the FCO regarding the poisoning in Salisbury

Q: How do you assess the current state of cooperation between the Embassy and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the poisoning in Salisbury? A: Unfortunately, the current state of the Foreign Office interaction with the Embassy is utterly unsatisfactory. We believe that it is high time to arrange a meeting between Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in order to discuss the whole range of bilateral issues, as well as the investigation of the Salisbury incident. Ambassador Yakovenko has already sent a respective personal note to the Foreign Secretary.

07.04.2018 - PHOTO: UK presentation on the Skripal case

During the UN Security Council session, the Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia presented the UK briefing paper. It is exactly the “document” based on which the UK Government chose to blame Russia and some other, mostly NATO countries decided to expel Russian diplomats. Below we present the slides in full and let our readers judge how convincing and detailed the British version is.

07.04.2018 - STATEMENT by Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia at the 5 April UN Security Council meeting on the letter by the United Kingdom dated 13 March 2018

Mr. President, On 14 March, 2018, the Security Council followed up on a letter from Prime Minister of United Kingdom Teresa May by an open meeting. The letter brought heinous and totally unsubstantiated accusations against Russia of using chemical weapons on the UK soil. UK representatives promised at that meeting to regularly brief the Council on the course of the investigation. However, no briefings came from their side. Well, in this case we will brief you in detail ourselves. It has been a month since Russian citizens Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in the British town of Salisbury.

06.04.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s comment on British visa refusal for Victoria Skripal

Question: What is your response to the decision by the UK authorities to deny visa to Viktoria Skripal?

06.04.2018 - Comment by Embassy press secretary on the Salisbury District Hospital announcement

We welcome the news of progress in Sergei Skripal’s recovery. We are grateful to the medical staff treating him and his daughter Yulia and wish them to get well soon. We hope that the improvement of Sergei and Yulia Skripal’s health will contribute to the investigation of the crime perpetrated against them. We are confident that an objective probe will ultimately establish that the claims against Russia by UK Government are null and void.

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