Zakharova in connection with the situation with Abramovich said about the politicization of the London visa issues
According to British media, London may require a businessman to explain the origin of its capital.
Moscow. May 23. INTERFAX.RU — IN Moscow I do not see anything new in the situation with issue of visas to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, but note the politicization of the London process for issuing visas, spokesman of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
There is no innovation here, just stopped to bother some distinct explanations.Maria Saharanafrican the representative of the MFA of Russia
According to her, the situation with the issuance of British visas to Russian citizens in General are politicized. “Of course, we see the politicization of these issues. We don’t just regret it, we believe that does not correspond to the commitments undertaken in the UK”, she added.
Earlier it became known that the British authorities may require Abramovich to explain the origins of his financial wealth to issue him a new visa in this country. As reported by the Guardian, is allowed to make new rules for obtaining a British visa. “Requests may be rejected if the authorities believe that the applicant does not control the funds if the funds were obtained illegally or their origins indicates that visa (at this face — if) would not be favorable to public interests”, — stated in the publication.
The newspaper noted that Downing street does not comment on individual cases of visa issuance to foreigners, “however logical is the fact that some wealthy individuals who applied for investor visa before the entry into force of the amendments now do not meet the criteria”.
In April 2015, the UK has tightened rules for issuing visas of the investor Tier 1, which allows foreign nationals investing in the British economy more than 2 million pounds, to stay in the country for 40 months. According to the newspaper, about 700 wealthy Russians have a UK visa of this type.