London is putting pressure on Russian diplomats bureaucratic visa nagging ", thereby reducing the part of a diplomatic mission, said the Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko.
"The UK is putting pressure on Russian diplomats through bureaucratic visa nagging, so reducing the staff of the Embassy. Contrary to international obligations, " – Yakovenko wrote in his own Twitter. As stated before RIA "news" the Russian diplomat, " the British side undertook to set deadlines for the secondment of employees of our diplomatic missions in the UK, again despite its international obligations, that is, threatens them with expulsion ". Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. Over the past year the sanctions list, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment.