Russia’s ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin has accused the British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss of “no constructive solutions” to the crisis.
Kelin said that British diplomacy had offered no constructive solutions and he contrasted the efforts of Boris Johnson’s administration with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Scholz and Macron were both perceived to have a softer position towards Russia than the UK or US, Kelin said.
He added, “Of course we see all the diplomatic telephone calls, visits to each other, endless visits to each other, endless conversations.
He said that he cannot see “no UK role in search of constructive solutions.”
The French and Germans are doing that, “as for the UK, I’m seeing nothing.”
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was criticised after her previous visit to Moscow for talks with counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
He said that “She [Truss] didn’t listen to the arguments, she tried to be deaf to the arguments” and accused Truss of responding to Moscow’s position with “a small number of slogans.”
He suggested that the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace was “much more diplomatic.”
He then warned that the West is “not very interested in resolving the core question, the issue of the enlargement of NATO, the open door policy.”