British police officers keep a watchful eye on people at a protest, organised by Black Lives Matter, at the Parliament Square in central London, Sunday, June 21, 2020, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA last month that has led to anti-racism protests in many countries calling for an end to racial injustice. Anti-racism demonstrators are holding a fourth weekend of protests across the U.K.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

LONDON, July 20. /TASS/. The report on Russia’s alleged interference into UK politics will see the light of day July 21, the British Parliament Intelligence and Security Committee that prepared the report last year said Monday.

“The Committee’s Report on Russia, prepared by its predecessor, will be laid before Parliament at 10:30am on Tuesday 21 July,” the committee announced via its website.

The report was prepared by the committee’s previous convocation in March 2019 and was later submitted for approval in the UK prime minister’s office. In December 2019, the government greenlighted its publication, however, the general election held that December as well required that the committee be elected in its new composition before the publication, which only happened recently.

In late October, former Attorney General for England and Wales Dominic Grieve who had been earlier expelled from the ruling Conservative Party accused the government of opposing the publication of a report on Russia’s alleged threat to democracy in Britain. The report was prepared by the parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee headed by the former attorney general and sent to Downing Street on October 17. Grieve drew attention to the fact that this process usually takes 10 days.

In response, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeatedly said that the report issue was blown out of proportion and underlined that it had no evidence Russia interfered in British elections or referendums, particularly the 2016 Brexit referendum. At the same time, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that Russia had allegedly attempted to influence the results of the UK general election in December 2019, according to the UK cabinet “through the online amplification of illicitly acquired and leaked Government documents.” However, the report was compiled before the specified events allegedly took place.

Meanwhile, Moscow consistently denies accusation of election and political interference in foreign states. Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin told the BBC Sunday that he saw no point in interfering into the 2019 general election, because Moscow was ready to work on better relations with London with both the Conservative Party and the Labor Party, irrespective of who’d win the election.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

India: man takes child’s birthday party hostage, shot dead by police

An Indian man was shot dead by police on Friday in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after he took 23 people hostage at his child’s birthday party. Local media reported that the man had a murder charge against him…

US AG Barr tells Congress violent US protests must be stopped

United States Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday defended the harsh tactics of federal law enforcement against anti-racism protests in US cities and denied accusations he intervened in criminal cases to help President Donald Trump’s allies. “These peaceful protests in…

Hamilton’s bravery stood out at age of 10 – what he has done since is extraordinary

It is impossible to compare drivers across different eras of motor racing, they can only really be judged as of their time. But what I can say without hesitation about Lewis Hamilton now he has secured his seventh world championship…

Germany to relax border controls as EU says there will be summer tourism

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  Germany is planning to ease border controls with some European neighbors…