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Russian embassy calls on UK to cooperate in investigating businessman’s murder

April 17, 14:29 UTC+3 LONDON

On March 16, Russia’s Investigative Committee launched a criminal case over Glushkov’s murder

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LONDON, April 17. /TASS/. The Russian embassy in London calls on the British authorities to cooperate in investigating the murder of Russian businessmen Nikolai Glushkov, an embassy press officer said in a statement.

"The Embassy continues to demand that the British side establish a normal diplomatic exchange regarding Mr Glushkov’s case," the statement reads.

"Despite the fact that the Foreign Office had directly suggested that we discuss Mr Glushkov’s case with Scotland Yard, the Embassy has not received any reply from Ms Dick. The current situation when the Russian Federation has been deprived of access to any data on the investigation process is a clear violation of international law in defiance of the legitimate right of Russian authorities to receive information about a Russian citizen," the press officer said.

Glushkov was found dead at his London home on March 12. The Metropolitan Police said he had died from compression to the neck. At the same time, according to media reports, the businessman was strangled with a dog lead so investigators believe that the killer could have aimed at giving his death the appearance of suicide.

On March 16, Russia’s Investigative Committee launched a criminal case over Glushkov’s murder.

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