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April 27, 2024 (EIRNS)—The British Foreign Office issued a release yesterday announcing it had summoned Russian Ambassador Andrei Kelin, under the headline “U.K. Summons Russian Ambassador Following Allegations of Russian Orchestrated Malign Activity on U.K. Soil.”

“The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has today summoned the Russian Ambassador Andrey Kelin following allegations of Russian orchestrated malign activity on U.K. soil,” the official document states. “‘The U.K. remains deeply concerned by allegations of Russian orchestrated malign activity on U.K. soil, as well as the wider reported pattern of behavior we are witnessing on the part of the Russian Federation to sponsor such activity on the territory of other, sovereign states. We call for an immediate cessation of this activity and we will continue to work with our allies to deter and defend against the full spectrum of threats that emanate from Russia,’” stated the release.

By way of background, between April 19-25, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had authorized accusations against five individuals for “conducting hostile activity in the U.K. in order to benefit a foreign state—namely Russia.” On April 26, the court allowed their names to be released. Yesterday, Nick Price, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, stated: “Dylan Earl, 20, is alleged to have engaged in conduct targeting businesses which were linked to Ukraine in order to benefit the Russian state. Included in the alleged activity was involvement in the planning of an arson attack on a Ukrainian-linked commercial property in March 2024.” He also named four other men who have been charged in the case: Paul English, 60, and Nii Mensah, 21; Jake Reeves, 22; and Dmitrijus Paulauska, 22.

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