British authorities denied a visa to the employee of the Russian foreign Ministry, which had earlier been accredited to the conference on freedom of the media.
Edition of “RIA Novosti” with reference to press Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the UK notes that the provision of visas to Russian diplomats, following a business trip, remains one of the key problems in relations between London and Moscow.
Even in these circumstances, the non-issuance of visa to the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry, which went to the conference, looks weird. The British invited the Russian side to take part in the conference themselves accredited Russian delegate, and then they themselves have not issued him a visa, having broken the trip
– outraged press Secretary.
The diplomat added that earlier such incidents have happened in the United States who were denied visas to official representatives EN route to the UN action.
Global conference on freedom of the media held in London on 10 and 11 July. The exhibition brought together delegations from more than 100 countries, including 60 Ministers and more than a thousand journalists, academics and activists.
It is worth adding that the Russian TV channel RT and Sputnik Agency of accreditation for the forum in General refused, explaining that their “active role in the dissemination of misinformation”. The Russian foreign Ministry demanded that London provided specific facts on the basis of which such decision was made.
Problems in the relations between great Britain and Russia came after March 4 in the British city of Salisbury poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Julia.
Then Prime ministerka UK Teresa??Mei said Skripal had been poisoned was developed by Russia is fighting nervously-paralytic substance “Newbie”. Britain announced the expulsion from the Kingdom 23 Russian diplomats.