He also accused the UK of trying to isolate diplomats to prevent them from conveying Moscow’s position.
London continues to push kyiv »on the warpath“providing military support and arms deliveries to Ukraine,” Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrey Kelin said on Tuesday.
“London pushed kyiv on the warpath with all its might, it is important, and did not allow it to turn away, expressing new initiatives. There are constant reports that new weapons are about to be delivered,said the ambassador in an interview with the Rossiya 24 television channel.
He added that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is talking to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “every other day,“and apparently”do not let him deviate from this path.
Meanwhile, London is trying to “isolate“Russian diplomats to make it more difficult for them to communicate Moscow’s position, Kelin added, including with regard to the military conflict in Ukraine.
“As for the embassy, until recently there was no one to explain our position on what is happening now, as official London tries to isolate our diplomatic work from the rest of the world by making contact difficult. Parliamentary relations also ceased. It’s hard, I can tell you, but we’re working,” he said.
The ambassador also claimed that the media landscape in the UK had been “completely cleared“diversity, and it is now impossible to find”any other itemfollowing the imposition of sanctions on outlets like RT and Sputnik.
Since the start of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine, Britain has been one of Moscow’s most vocal critics and one of Kyiv’s main supporters. London is also one of Ukraine’s main arms suppliers, having provided more than $3 billion in aid, much of it in the form of weapons and other military equipment.
Russia attacked its neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the republics of Donetsk and Lugansk Donbass. The protocol brokered by Germany and France was designed to give breakaway regions a special status within the Ukrainian state.
The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. kyiv insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied claims it planned to retake the two republics by force.
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