UK accused by Russia of ‘aggression’
RUSSIA’S ambassador has accused Britain of waging an “aggressive anti-Russian campaign”, leaving relations between the countries at a “very low level”.
In a lengthy press conference at the London embassy, Alexander Yakovenko dismissed claims of cyber attacks by the Russian GRU military intelligence agency and involvement in the Salisbury nerve agent incident.
He said a four-man GRU team accused by the British and Dutch of trying to hack computers of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague had simply been in the city to conduct routine security checks at the Russian embassy.
And he complained UK authorities were continuing to refuse to co-operate with Moscow over the probe into the attempted poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury and the murder in London of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov.