The British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss summoned the Russian ambassador to the UK for a meeting at the Foreign Office in London on Thursday.
The ambassador was literally read the riot act from Truss after Vladimir Putin ordered the “full scale invasion” of Ukraine and she told him that he “should be ashamed.”
Truss slammed Andrey Kelin was told that “Russia has lied repeatedly” and she then “kicked him out” of the meeting.
Truss summoned Kelin to make clear the UK’s anger at Russia for launching an invasion on a European democracy.
A foreign office source said, “It was a heated meeting.
“Liz Truss kicked him out early.
“Said he should be ashamed of himself, that Russia has lied repeatedly and lost its last shred of credibility with the international community.”
Truss has said that the Russian government has shown it was “never serious about engaging in diplomacy.”
She said, “Russia’s assault on Ukraine is an unprovoked, premeditated attack against a sovereign democratic state.
“The UK and our international partners stand united in condemning the Russian government’s reprehensible actions, which are an egregious violation of international law and the UN Charter.
“Over recent weeks, the Russian government have repeatedly denied their hostile intent towards Ukraine. At the same time, they have massed troops, launched cyber-attacks and staged false pretexts and provocations.
“Today, the Russian government has shown that it was never serious about engaging in diplomacy – focused only on deceit and furthering their territorial ambitions.”