Russia has called the decision not to invite its representatives to the Queen’s funeral “deeply immoral” and “blasphemous”.
World leaders and dignitaries were invited to the late monarch’s state funeral, but Russia’s Vladimir Putin and others were snubbed.
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“We view this British attempt to use a national tragedy that has touched the hearts of millions around the world for geopolitical purposes to settle scores with our country during days of mourning as deeply immoral,” the door-to-table said. speech of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.
“It is particularly blasphemous to the memory of Elizabeth II, who is known to have served in the Second World War in the Home Defense ranks of the British Armed Forces fighting the Nazis,” she added.
Ties between the UK and Russia are strained after the February invasion, with Britain taking the lead among Western nations in sending arms to Ukraine.
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“The unifying image of Queen Elizabeth II, who did not interfere with politics as a matter of principle during her reign, has not become an obstacle to dissident attacks from London, which are subject to the achievement of their own objectives. conjectural,” Ms. Zakharova said.
“For our part, we express our deepest condolences to the British people for the great loss that has befallen them.”