Requested by Izvestia if there had been any contacts with King Charles III, Russian ambassador Andrei Kelin mentioned: “No, and I do know that members of the royal household are suggested to not preserve or enter into contact with the Russian embassy.”
Buckingham Palace couldn’t be instantly reached for remark out of regular enterprise hours.
Russia’s relations with the West are on the worst degree because the lows of the Chilly Warfare after President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine and the West imposed essentially the most extreme sanctions in trendy historical past on Russia.
Kelin mentioned most politicians within the West had develop into “one-day butterflies” who did little severe fascinated with the long run and have been obsessive about scoring futile political factors.
“This deprives them of understanding what is going to occur in a month and a yr from now with Ukraine,” Kelin mentioned. “In any case, if issues go on like this, Ukraine will develop into a failed state, a black gap that should be patched up.”
He mentioned that Russian businessmen, together with the so referred to as oligarchs who earned fabulous fortunes after the autumn of the Soviet Union, not thought of London to be a secure haven.
“Nobody now would take into account the UK to be a secure haven; it turned out to be a pirate haven,” he mentioned.