LONDON, March 31. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in London has distributed on Saturday a warning for the Russian fans planning to attend the match between the football teams Arsenal and CSKA, which will be held in the British capital on 5 April.
“In the context held in UK anti-Russian campaign, leading to the growth of russophobian sentiment, call when visiting the United Kingdom to exercise extreme caution, to be cautious, to adhere strictly to the laws of the host country and the rules of conduct in public places, including at the stadium,” – said in the report published on the website of the Russian diplomatic mission.
Relations between Russia and Britain escalated after the March 4, ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, who was convicted in Russia for spying for Britain, and his daughter had been in English Salisbury, according to the British side, effects of nerve agents. Then London made a statement that this substance was supposedly developed in Russia, and accused Moscow of involvement in the incident. The Russian side rejected the accusations, stating that programmes such substances neither in the USSR nor in Russia did not exist.
Later, London was expelled from the country 23 Russian diplomat and expressed other anti-Russian measures, after which Moscow has taken retaliatory steps in returning from Russia, a similar number of staff of the British Embassy and giving instructions to close the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Saint-Petersburg and to stop the activities of the British Council in Russia. Subsequently, the Russian foreign Ministry demanded to bring the total number of employees of the British Embassy in Moscow and consulates-General in Russia, in accordance with the number of Russian diplomats and administrative and technical employees who are on extended business trips in the United Kingdom.