TheRussian ambassador to the UK has actually implicated the British federal government of postponing the approving of visas to personnel at its consular office inLondon
AlexanderYakovenko claimed the consular office was “reducing” and also examined whether the UK desired “an appropriate Russian polite existence”.
Helikewise criticised the “priests” and also international assistant for providing exactly what he claimed were “anti-Russiandeclarations”.
TheForeign Office claimed there was no plan to postpone visas.
MrYakovenko informed Russia did not have sufficient polite personnel in London since as individuals returned house or took place to various other posts, visas for their swapping outs were not being provided.
“Theconsular office is reducing and also if it proceeds the consular office will certainly be minimized better. People could not be changed since the visas are not being provided,” he claimed.
” I wish this trouble will certainly be settled under existing federal government.”
Heincluded: “Herein London, we just do not comprehend the approach of this nation on visa problems.”
MrYakovenko’s discourses come amidst public clashes in between the UK and also Russia over Syria, Ukraine and also the murder of previous KGB representative Alexander Litvinenko in London in2006
Earlierthis month, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson informed MPs Russia ran the risk of ending up being a pariah country over its participation in battle the Syrian city of Aleppo and also exhorted militants to show outside its consular office.
AndPrime Minister Theresa May today advised European leaders to send out a “durable merged message” to Moscow over the battle project.
Alsoon Friday, there was further focus on the partnership in between the nations as 2 British battleships trailed a warship and also various other Russian marine ships as they passed the UK on their path to Syria.
A Foreign Office representative informed: “Wehave actually explained to the Russians that the lines up have to be gotten rid of on both sides, and also they have actually concurred collaborate with us on this.
“Weconsistently review the visa exchange procedure with the Russians at main degree and also this calls for both the UK and also Russia to interact to make certain the reliable procedure of our corresponding consular offices.”