Navalny and climate on agenda in first Russia visit by UK minister since 2017

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The first visit to Moscow by the UK minister of the UK Government since 2017 will be initiated next week in an effort to hold a dialog with Russia without standardization of the ties between the United Kingdom and Russia.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wendy Morton will visit for three days and government officials will emphasize that the gaps are rising rather than dwindling in Russia.

In line with France and Germany, the UK has placed restrictions on six senior assistance organizations, and Russia has not taken counter-measures.

In reaction to the poisoning of the Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the United Kingdom instituted the restrictions.

At a Tuesday conference, Morton is supposed to inform her opposite number, the Russian Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov, that there was no suggestion in the United Kingdom that someone else except the Russian government was liable for poisoning Navalny by the anxious agent Novichok.

In Germany, the Russian dissenter continues to rebound and said he intends to come back to Russia.

Last week, his Moscow headquarters were searched.

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov announced restrictions on Germany and France on Wednesday but made no mention of the United Kingdom.

If it was intentional or a surveillance was not evident.

The conference of Morton forms part of the regular dialog of the Ministers, which was shut down in 2018 by Russian secret service agents in Salisbury in March of that year after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats.

On the margins of Munich's security conference last February, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sir Alan Duncan encountered Titov.

The timeline of next week's conference enables British officials to assess the Russian reaction to Joe Biden's election as President of the United States.

Although Donald Trump has taken a lenient attitude to Putin, the US Administration in general does not believe many of British officials have been guiding the president.

The UK has held high-level talks with the Government of Ukraine and provided an economic and military package to help the Ukrainian rebellion against Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.

The UK sees the annual dialog as a clear medium to express UK issues and overall finds the trend towards Russia to be a hardening mindset in the rest of Europe.

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, offered a potential opening in Moscow, but Navalny's poisoning arrived.

As part of plans for the UK hosting the UN Conference on Climate Change, Morton will also consult with Putin's Climate Change Advisor.

Next year delayed.

She is even going to visit human rights advocates.

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