Vladimir Putin has been snubbed by not being invited to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday and Russia has accused the British of settling “settle scores with our country.”
Despite Moscow saying last week that Putin will not attend the Queen’s funeral Russia has described the decision not to invite Russia as “profoundly immoral” and “blasphemous.”
World leaders and dignitaries have been invited to the Queen’s state funeral which has annoyed Moscow.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said, “We view this British attempt to use a national tragedy that has touched the hearts of millions of people around the world for geopolitical purposes to settle scores with our country during the days of mourning as profoundly immoral.
“This is especially blasphemous to the memory of Elizabeth II, who is known to have served during World War II in the territorial defence ranks of the British Armed Forces fighting the Nazis.”
She added, “The unifying image of Queen Elizabeth II, who has not interfered with politics as a matter of principle during her reign, has not become an obstacle to London’s dissenting attacks, which are subject to accomplishing their own conjectural objectives.”
“For our part, we express our profound condolences to the British people for the great loss that befell them.”
Political relations between the UK and Russia are at an all time low following Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine on 24 February and even more so as under Boris Johnson’s government Britain took the lead by sending weapons to Ukraine and training their troops.