Category Archives: UK

Russia Imposes Reciprocal Sanctions on 25 UK Officials

Russia on Saturday imposed sanctions on 25 British officials, responding to penalties Britain imposed in July against the same number of Russians over human rights violations. “In response to unfriendly actions by the British authorities and on the basis of reciprocity, the Russian side made a decision to impose personal sanctions on 25 representatives of Great Britain who are now banned

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British Diplomats Harassed by Belarusian State-Controlled TV

A sensationalist report with shaky footage of a camera crew pursuing two individuals – this is how the Belarusian state-controlled ONT television chose to “inform” their audiences that Belarusian authorities were expelling two British diplomats. “These people were gathering information about the internal affairs of Belarus and the development of the protests. […] They met repeatedly with representatives of the

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“Black Sea mosquito fleet”: how the UK will help Ukraine regain its naval footing

ALYA SHANDRA On 7 and 8 October, Ukraine and the UK signed two important agreements. On 8 October – a comprehensive trade and cooperation agreement that will replace the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement after Brexit. We wrote about its details here. A no less important agreement was concluded on 7 October – the countries signed a memorandum to re-equip the Ukrainian Navy

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UK parliament committee says Huawei colludes with the Chinese state

LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament’s defence committee said on Thursday that it had found clear evidence that telecoms giant Huawei had colluded with the Chinese state and said Britain may need to remove all Huawei equipment earlier than planned. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July ordered Huawei equipment to be purged from the nascent 5G network by the

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UK, Canada slap sanctions on Lukashenko, his son

The measures include a travel ban and asset freeze. The United Kingdom and Canada have imposed sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko with his son and six other Belarusian officials. This is announced in a statement by the British government on September 29. “The UK has sanctioned 8 members of the Belarusian regime, including Alexander Lukashenko, for human rights violations in Belarus after

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend and Foe of the Week

By Illia Ponomarenko Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose

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FinCEN Files: Sanctioned Putin associate ‘laundered millions’ through Barclays

One of Vladimir Putin’s closest friends may have used Barclays Bank in London to launder money and dodge sanctions, leaked documents suggest. Billionaire Arkady Rotenberg has known the Russian president since childhood. Financial restrictions, or sanctions, were imposed on Mr Rotenberg by the US and the EU in 2014, which means Western banks could face serious consequences for doing business

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UK Says Russian State Link Likely in Navalny Poisoning

Britain on Sunday said Russia had “a very serious set of questions to answer” about the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, suggesting some form of state involvement in the high-profile case. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said it was “clear” the Kremlin critic was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, which was previously used in an attack against a

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WHAT DOES THE KREMLIN WANT?

To Properly Combat Putin’s Actions, We Need to Understand How the Kremlin Thinks  Edward Lucas  Since its publication last week, the British Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee report on Russia has drawn much attention. As a long-standing Kremlin critic (and the first witness to the inquiry), I feel enjoyably vindicated. The report lambasts previous British governments for overlooking the threat, while

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Russian-led forces violate new truce in Donbas – JFO Commander

The situation along the contact line is stable and under control. Ukrainian Joint Forces Commander, General Volodymyr Kravchenko has said Russian-led forces have already violated the newly-agreed truce in Donbas. “The situation along the contact line is stable and under control. Unfortunately, at 00:20-00:45 Kyiv time, the enemy shelled a unit of the 36th separate marine infantry brigade, using riles,

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Russia must fulfill its commitments on ceasefire in Donbas – British ambassador

British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons has said she hopes that Russia will fulfill the agreements on a full ceasefire in Donbas. “Good to see Trilateral Contact Group agreement on additional ceasefire measures. I really hope these are implemented and civilians in Donbas see a sustained reduction in violence,” she wrote on her Twitter account. At the same time, Simmons

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Journalist threatened after uncovering pro-Russian Telegram channels and their influence on president’s party MPs

Texty.org.ua journalist Liubov Velychko found herself under attack after publishing her research revealing pro-Russian messages on Telegram channels and its influence on MPs from the president’s Servant of the People’s party. Velychko analyzed more than 10,000 messages of the five channels that are popular among the MPs, and found clear links between the messages and the decisions of MPs. After

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Labour letter calling to revoke RT’s license is ‘devastating’ proof of UK war on free press – Afshin Rattansi

Warning! This article contains Russian BS. A letter from a high-ranking Labour MP demanding regulators carry out an “urgent” review of RT’s media license amounts to political interference and further proves an ongoing assault on the free media, said RT’s Afshin Rattansi. The letter, sent Wednesday by Labour’s Shadow Media Secretary Jo Stevens MP to the regulator Ofcom, called for

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UK weighs plans to make foreign agents register after new report suggests bigger threat of Russian interference

22 July, 2020 – Fox News ‘The PM sat on this report for 10 months,’ Labor leader Keir Starmer said. Britain’s ministers are considering making foreign agents register with the government in the United Kingdom after an intelligence report detailed allegations that there was Russian interference in the European Union referendum. Ministers lambasted Prime Minister Boris Johnson for holding on to the report for 10 months and not taking

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Scalding rebuke for years of naivety: EDWARD LUCAS, one of the experts who gave evidence for Russia report, presents his damning verdict on Kremlin interference

By Edward Lucas  As I took my seat in the spartan, bug-swept offices of the intelligence and security committee’s anonymous Westminster headquarters in the summer of 2018, my excitement was tempered with trepidation. Since watching the Soviet empire collapse 30 years ago, I had been sounding the alarm about Russia’s reluctance to give up its dreams of empire. Yet now

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Russia report: UK ‘top target’ for Russia

Russia sees the UK as one of its “top targets” in the West, according to the Intelligence and Security Committee. The ISC’s long-awaited report said Russian influence in the UK was “the new normal“, and accused successive governments of welcoming the country’s oligarchs “with open arms”. It called for “immediate action” to help intelligence services tackle “this very capable adversary”.

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Russia report: Long-awaited publication to detail threat to UK

By Gordon Corera Security correspondent It has been a long time coming but the British public are finally about to see the details of the “Russia report”. Nearly a year-and-a-half after it was completed, the report will be published by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee on Tuesday morning. It is expected to provide an overview of the threat Russia poses

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Russian Envoy Denies Moscow Helped Hackers Target Virus Vaccine

Russia’s ambassador to London has denied accusations by Britain and its allies of helping hackers target labs conducting coronavirus vaccine research, in a UK television interview to be broadcast on Sunday. Andrei Kelin said the allegations Thursday by Britain, the United States and Canada that a hacking group called APT29 was behind the online attacks, and “almost certainly” linked to

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‘Extraordinary’ claim that Russia meddled in elections requires proof, UKIP leader says

Warning! This article contains BS from an English traitor paid by Putin controlled media. London has yet to provide proof of Moscow’s alleged election meddling, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has noted, as a fresh torrent of unsupported accusations gets hurled at Russia by the British government. Freddy Vachha said in an interview with Sputnik news agency

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Coronavirus: Russian spies target Covid-19 vaccine research

Russian hackers are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada, security services have warned. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the hackers “almost certainly” operated as “part of Russian intelligence services”. It did not specify which organisations had been targeted, or whether any information had been stolen. But it said vaccine

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Kyiv: Ukraine wants USA and Great Britain to join Donbas negotiations

Ukraine is interested in including the United States and Great Britain in the Minsk and Normandy formats negotiations on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas Oleksii Reznikov. “We are definitely interested in the fact that the dialogue, which

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North Korea denounces UK for sanctions on organisations accused of links to prison camps

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea denounced Britain on Saturday for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps. The move against the two organisations, named as the Ministry of State Security Bureau 7 and Ministry of People’s Security Correctional Bureau, is part of the

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Russia Will Impose Counter-Sanctions on U.K. – Kremlin

Moscow will apply counter-sanctions against Britain, the Kremlin said Tuesday, after London blacklisted Russian officials for their alleged involvement in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. “We can only regret such unfriendly measures,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “Obviously the principle of reciprocity will be applied,” he added, without elaborating. The 25 Russians included on the sanctions list drawn

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