UK searches Aeroflot plane at Heathrow, accuses Russia

ANI | Updated: Mar 31, 2018 06:24 IST

London [United Kingdom], Mar 31 (ANI): Russia has accused the United Kingdom (UK) of searching its plane belonging to Aeroflot at London-based Heathrow Airport.

According to Russia's Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Maria Zakharova the British authorities did not state a reason for the alleged search, which she branded as "the latest provocation," reported Sky News.

The Russian embassy in Britain, in a statement said,"Border Force and Customs officers have searched the aircraft that was conducting the Aeroflot flights 2582 / 2583, Moscow - London - Moscow. This kind of event is extraordinary."

The UK has denied such allegations.

"We are aware of a story circulating on social media. Please be advised that Metropolitan Police are not conducting a search of an Airbus inbound from Moscow at Heathrow," The Metropolitan Police tweeted.

This comes when the bilateral relationship between both India and UK has strained over the spy row. (ANI)

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