England World Cup fans will be safe in Russia says Russian ambassador

Updated 1030 GMT (1830 HKT) March 23, 2018

Russia denies any involvement in the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter.

: World Cup 2018: Latest news and results

Travel warning issued by UK Foreign Office

I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right, Johnson said. I think its an emetic prospect, frankly, to think of Putin glorying in this sporting event.

England World Cup fans will be safe in Russia says Russian ambassador

All of the necessary measures are being taken, said Yakovenko, speaking at a press conference at the Russian embassy in London on Thursday.

Poisoning of Russian spy raises troubling questions

Is Russia ready to host the 2018 World Cup?

(CNN)England football fans planning on traveling to Russia for the 2018 World Cup will be safe, says Russias ambassador to Britain.

English football fans have been assured that they will be safe if they attend the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Tensions high amid nerve agent poisoning

British Prime Minister Theresa May has also confirmed that no member of the Royal Family or any government minister would attend the World Cup.

Arsenal heads to Moscow in Europa League amid tense UK-Russia relations

Where and when did nerve agent attack happen?

Even before the diplomatic row erupted this month, concerns were raised last summer over the safety of English supporters after Russian hooligans caused trouble during the 2016 European Championship in France, clashing with rival supporters.

The British special authorities are in contact with the Russian special authorities to provide the security of fans and all the British who will be in the territory of Russia.

With UK-Russia relations at such a low ebb, Britains Foreign Office recently updated its travel advice to British nationals visiting Russian, warning of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment at this time due to heightens political tensions.

Russia slams UKs Johnson for comparing Putin with Hitler

Relations between London and Moscow have deteriorated following the British governments claims that the Kremlin was behind the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

In response to the poisoning of the former spy, the UK governmentexpelled 23 Russian diplomats,the single biggest expulsion of Russian diplomats in more than 30 years. Russias Foreign Ministry ordered the expulsion of 23 British diplomats on March 17 from Russia in a tit-for-tat response

The Kremlin has said those comments were offensive and unacceptable.

Both Russia and England werethreatened with expulsionfrom the tournament following acts of violence between fans.

Russian ambassador, Alexander Yakovenko reassured fans that the necessary measures are in place ahead of the tournament.

This is a completely disgusting statement and it does not fit the foreign minister of the country, of any country, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

While the British Embassy in Moscow is not aware of any increased difficulties for British people traveling in Russia at this time, you should follow the security and political situation closely and keep up to date with this travel advice.

Where and when did nerve agent attack happen?

Diplomatic standoff follows nerve agent attack in southern England

Youre advised to remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments,said the Foreign Offices website.

Tensions high between Russia & UK since nerve agent attack in southern England

Tensions between the two countries were ratcheted up a notch on Wednesday when British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson compared Russias promotion of the World Cup, which will be held from June 14 to July 15, to Adolf Hitlers use of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Alexander Yakovenkos reassurances come amid an ongoing diplomatic row between the two nations following the nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury.

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out whats happening in the world as it unfolds.

During a meeting of BritainsForeign Affairs Select Committee, Johnson agreed with a lawmakers suggestion that Russian President Vladimir Putin intended to use the World Cup as a PR exercise to gloss over a brutal, corrupt regime in the same way that Hitler used the Olympics as part of the propaganda for his Nazi regime.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply