Embassy Press Officer’s response to a media question on the investigation Nikolay Glushkov’s death
Question: How would you comment on the new circumstances of the investigation by British authorities of the death of Nikolay Glushkov?
Answer: We should note that British authorities continue to refuse to cooperate on the investigation of the mysterious death on 12 March in London of former Deputy Director General of “Aeroflot” Mr Nikolay Glushkov producing different versions and leaks that are convenient for the UK Conservative government. The British press informs us on the events that took place five years ago, which clearly have nothing to do with the Russian citizen’s death. The Embassy has sent numerous Notes Verbale to the FCO and an official request of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation to the Home Office on legal assistance in the criminal case on the death of Mr Glushkov. However, there has been no reply. This amounts to a disregard by the British side of their obligations under the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters of 1959. The British authorities pursue the policy of classifying inconvenient facts and criminal cases, in which Russians are involved. There are a lot of examples for such actions: notable cases of A.Litvinenko, A.Perepilichny, B.Berezovsky, Sergei and Yulia Skripal. The common feature of all those cases are links of the Russians involved to British secret services. We can’t find any other explanations for the secrecy and inconsistency shown by the UK authorities.