Britain took the visas of Russian oligarchs


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London amid the scandal with the poisoning of the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal intends to review the records of some 700 Russian entrepreneurs who immigrated to the UK on visas for investors. On Wednesday, March 28, reports Bloomberg with reference to the Minister of internal Affairs of the Kingdom of amber Rudd.

The decision of the authorities of the country will affect entrepreneurs from Russia, who received permission to enter the Kingdom up to 2015, the Agency said. After receiving the investor visa, they pledged to invest in the UK economy in the order of 2.8 million dollars or more.

Prime Minister Theresa may has previously said that London “has no place” for representatives of the corrupt Russian elite or their money. She also suggested that police should pay close attention to the wealthy Russians in the UK and demand explanations about the origin of their capital, the newspaper writes.

In the UK in 2018 entered into force the law “About criminal Finance.” It allows the courts of the Kingdom to send to foreign owners of assets in the country requirement to explain the origin of their property or funds. The owner in this case will have to prove that “suspect assets” purchased with funds from an honest source of income. The authorities have already issued several warrants for the arrest of property owned by Russian citizens.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia was discovered in a British Salisbury on 4 March. Both were unconscious. Later it became known that both had been poisoned with nerve agent. London has accused Russia, Moscow rejects the allegations.

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