The UK can refuse to continue a “visa for investors” more than 700 wealthy Russians because of the “case Skripal”. This was reported by the newspaper The Guardian, citing sources in the British Ministry of the interior.
According to the newspaper, this is with the intention of London to reduce the country influence of the Kremlin, which is accused of organizing the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skrobala in Salisbury.
The British authorities intend to review more than 3 million of investment visas issued in 2008 Russians and other foreigners.
According to the source, some foreigners, including Russians, will lose the visa if the government will find they have “evidence of serious financial irregularities”.
Last week British MPs urged to make the visa regime more convenient “for ordinary Russians and harder for the oligarchs.”
As reported, in may 2018 Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, the British did not renew the investor visa. The refusal came in connection with the strengthening of immigration rules, adopted by the UK authorities in respect of Russian entrepreneurs on the background of the case on the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal.
Scotland Yard was accused of poisoning Skrobala two Russians. The police suspect the Russians, Aleksander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. They are accused of conspiracy to murder Sergei Skripal, attempted murder of ex-spy, Yulia Skripal and nick Bailey, the use and possession of the “Newcomer” against the law on the prohibition of chemical weapons, inflicting bodily harm.
We will remind that the former officer of the GRU of the Russian Federation Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia was poisoned in the British city of Salisbury on 4 March. Later, Prime Minister Theresa may said that the onus is on Russia, and the investigation confirmed the application in Salisbury nerve gas “Beginner”, which is produced in Russia.