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Sat Mar 31 09:07:34


Embassy Press Office replies to a question regarding the search of an Aeroflot plane at Heathrow

Question: How would you comment on the news on an Aeroflot plane being searched at Heathrow Airport? Is it true that the search was conducted in violation of the existing rules?

Answer: Today, we have witnessed another blatant provocation by the British authorities. Border Force and Customs officers have searched the aircraft that was conducting the Aeroflot flights 2582 / 2583, Moscow – London – Moscow. This kind of event is extraordinary. Moreover, the British officials tried to search the aircraft without the crew being present, something categorically prohibited by the rules in force. After an Embassy officer arrived at the airport long negotiations were conducted that allowed to ensure the right of the captain to be take part in the search. After the search was over, the British officers refused to provide any written document that would specify the reasons for their actions, their legal foundation and their outcome.

Our attempts to get in touch with the Foreign Office in order to clarify the reasons of the inappropriate behavior of British officials did not bring fruit. The Embassy has sent a diplomatic note demanding the British side to provide explanations of the incident.

Of course, we will carefully analyse what has happened. At this moment, we have no other explanation but that the incident at Heathrow is in one way or another connected with the hostile policy that the UK government is conducting with regard to Russia.

Sat Mar 31 09:20:46
The UK might as well declare war on Russia so they can settle this once and for all.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sat Mar 31 09:24:51

Yeah, and the Ruskies are complaining because we are shutting down their radio station in Washington State too.

There is no reason the Russians have a right to expect the same level of freedom they have inside Russia.

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