The Henry Jackson Society has reacted to the news that British police have launched a murder investigation into the death of Nikolai Glushkov, on 12 March, in south-west London.
Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, said:
“Over the last twelve years, the Kremlin has left a trail of bodies across the West, but above all here in the UK.
“While the police investigation into the death of Nikolai Glushkov must be allowed to run its course, we should be clear that critics of Vladimir Putin’s regime have died in the UK under suspicious circumstances on an alarmingly regular basis.
“While the UK’s response to the Salisbury poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal is a step in the right direction, it came too late. Successive UK governments were weak in the face of repeated Russian aggressions, and this only encouraged the Kremlin to act more outrageously.”