The Russian Embassy in London has advised Russians not to travel to Britain
The Russian Embassy in the UK has advised Russian citizens “to refrain from traveling to Britain” and “especially” not recommended to visit the cities, if such travel “is not dictated by extreme necessity.”
This was reported on the official website of the Russian diplomatic mission in Britain.
The report notes that the British government raised the terrorist threat level in the country to “critical”, which is the maximum. On the wording of the joint Analytical Centre of the Terrorist Threats and the security services MI5, the threat level in the country is estimated as the fifth grade. This means that a terrorist attack in Britain is “inevitable in the near future”, said the Russian Embassy. As measures to enhance security in the country plan to involve the military in the protection of infrastructure, said at the Russian Embassy.
“In recent years we have witnessed a series of events related to terrorist activity in the United Kingdom”, — said the Russian representative. The Agency urged Russians, who are in Britain, keep track of the warnings of the authorities and media reports, and “be particularly careful in transport” and to avoid mass gatherings of people. In addition, the Russian Embassy advised us to postpone group tours and visiting cultural events.
With a call to Russians not to visit a mass congestion of people in the UK were also made by Thursday, may 25, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Monday, may 22, there was a terrorist attack at the “Manchester Arena” after the speech, American singer Ariana Grande. When the audience started to leave after the concert, in the foyer of the explosion. The incident killed 22 people, injured 59.
The executor of the attack was 22-year-old suicide bomber, Salman Abedi. According to Reuters, he arrived in Manchester by train from London. NBC News, citing a source in the US intelligence reported that Abedi has been associated with a terrorist organization “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia).