Russia has harshly condemned Britain’s “blasphemous” stance after Vladimir Putin was not invited to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
The funeral of the monarch, who died on September 8th at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland, will be held at Westminster Abbey this Monday September 19th and many heads of state will attend the event.
However, the Russian president was left out because of the war in Ukraine that has been going on for six months.
Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said: “We believe that this British attempt to use the national tragedy that has touched the hearts of millions around the world for geopolitical purposes to settle scores with our country to settle … is profoundly immoral. It is particularly blasphemous with regard to the memory of Elizabeth II. »
She added: “The unifying image of Queen Elizabeth II, who has been fundamentally aloof from politics during her reign, has not become an obstacle to dissenting attacks from London, subject to the achievement of her own speculative aims. »
The Russian leader has King Charles III. sent a letter expressing his condolences on the Queen’s death. Putin also congratulated the new king on his accession to the throne.