Sport: Death of Elizabeth II: not invited to the funeral, Russia denounces the "blasphemous" attitude of London

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La Russie a dénoncé jeudi l'attitude « blasphématoire » et « immorale » du Royaume-Uni à son encontre, après que Londres a décidé de ne pas inviter de représentant russe aux funérailles de la reine Elizabeth II lundi, sur fond de tensions diplomatiques entre les deux pays. © Valery Sharifulin/TASS/SIPA USA/SIPA

Russia denounced Thursday the attitude "blasphemous" and "immoral From the United Kingdom against him, after London decided not to invite a Russian representative to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, against the backdrop of diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

"We consider this British attempt to use the national tragedy that has touched the hearts of millions of people in the world for geopolitical purposes to settle accounts with our country (...) as deeply immoral", regretted in a Communiqué The spokesperson for Russian diplomacy Maria Zakharova The United Kingdom's decision not to invite Russia to the funeral of Elizabeth II . "This is particularly blasphemous with regard to the memory of Elizabeth II," she added.

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A "pretext" according to Russia

The spokesperson for Russian diplomacy deplored that the United Kingdom uses the Russian offensive in Ukraine as "pretext" to invite Russian leader to the funeral of funeral 'Elizabeth II in London on Monday, September 19.

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"The British elites are alongside the Nazis"

Symbol of its pariah status now in the West, Russia - alongside its Belarusian ally, as well as From Burma and North Korea - was not invited to the funeral of the Queen who died last Thursday at 96 years old. "From now on, the British elites are alongside the Nazis," castigated Maria Zakharova, in reference to the important military and financial support provided by London to kyiv against Russian military intervention. For Moscow, Ukrainian officials are close to neonazi groups.

The funeral of Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey next week constitute a diplomatic event of size , and more than 100 crowned heads, heads of state and other personalities are expected.

The absence of Russia testifies to the very tense diplomatic relations between Moscow and London for several years, from the Skripal affair in 2018 to the conflict in Ukraine.

Queen Elizabeth's funeral details and the period of mourning in UK: 'Operation London Bridge' .
Queen Elizabeth's funeral details and the period of mourning in UK: 'Operation London Bridge'

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