MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The British royal family have been advised to refrain from contact with Russian diplomats, although neither Moscow nor London are interested in a complete severance of diplomatic relations, the Russian ambassador has said in the UK, Andrei Kelin.
“No, and I know that members of the royal family have been advised not to maintain and come into contact with the Russian Embassy [in the UK]“, the diplomat told Russian media on Sunday, answering the question of whether the Russian mission in the United Kingdom maintained contact with the new monarch of the country, King Charles III.
At the same time, the ambassador said that Russia maintains dialogue with the British authorities, despite the current difficulties in bilateral relations, the severance of these ties is not on the agenda.
“Severance of diplomatic relations is the last resort, after the military aspects. As I see now, it is neither in London’s interest nor in our interest,” Kelin added.