Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
18th February, 2016
The official representative the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, invited the BBC to make a new film about how Britain is harbouring fugitives in their country. Zakharova stated this during a briefing on Thursday afternoon. According to the representative of the Foreign Ministry, the refusal of the British authorities to extradite perpetrators of crimes in Russia does not look favourable on London.
“The British side does not trouble themselves with detailed and compelling legal justification for such failure. Only formulaic references to the fact that these people who escaped to the UK, de jure, have a special immigration status or that their issue in Russia will result in the violation of human rights”, – said Maria Zakharova.
“We are waiting for the plot of the new film,” she added.
Maria Zakharova also stressed that Britain is harboring fugitives and is sending the wrong signal to other criminals. In addition, according to the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, such fugitive persons use the British intelligence services.
In early February, the British TV channel ‘BBC2’ showed a film devoted to the beginning of world war III. In the project, which for some reason was called a documentary, Russia invades Latvia and drops an atomic bomb on British ships.