Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question concerning the investigation of the death of Nikolay Glushkov

Question: Does the Embassy have any new information regarding circumstances of the death of the Russian citizen Nikolay Glushkov in London on 12 March?

Answer: Unfortunately, we have to state once again that the British side evades any sort of cooperation with Russia with regard to the investigation of Mr Glushkov’s death.

As before, the British authorities continue to ignore all our requests. More than seven months have passed since the mysterious death of the Russian national, but no clarity has been established so far in this criminal case. The Embassy has sent another Note Verbale to the FCO. In this Note we have reminded once again on our proposal to arrange consultations between officers of the Investigative Committee, Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the Metropolitan Police, as well as a meeting between Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and the Met Police Commissioner Ms Cressida Rose Dick to discuss the ongoing investigation of Mr Glushkov’s death. The proposal to exchange competent authority representatives’ contact details for any official correspondence on this criminal case has been left unanswered as well. We have stressed that such situation is unacceptable and we expect an appropriate response to our official requests.

Once again we have to state that the UK authorities continue to violate their international obligations and deny access to the investigation materials concerning the death of the Russian citizen on British soil. We will continue to demand that the British authorities provide exhaustive answers to our legitimate requests.