Vladimir Putin Will Not Be Invited To Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral: Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t be invited to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, in line with a number of reviews.

The Russian chief shall be excluded from the ceremony because of the nation’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, CNN reported, citing a senior official within the British authorities.

Reuters reviews that the U.Ok. hasn’t invited any representatives from Russia, Myanmar or Belarus ― a key ally of the Kremlin ― to the funeral subsequent Monday.

The U.Ok. has vehemently opposed the continued assault in opposition to Ukraine, imposing strict sanctions and concentrating on key figures within the Russian authorities with hyperlinks to Putin and his allies. Myanmar has additionally been topic to harsh sanctions over its remedy of the Rohingya ethnic minority group.

The Kremlin had already stated Putin wouldn’t attend the ceremony, though a spokesperson stated the individuals of Russia had “respect” for the queen and “her wisdom.”

“For many decades Elizabeth II rightfully enjoyed her subjects’ love and respect as well as authority on the world stage,” Putin stated in a press release after the queen’s loss of life final week.

Some 500 international dignitaries, together with numerous world leaders, are anticipated to be in London for the funeral, though a visitor record has not been made public. U.S. President Joe Biden and first girl Jill Biden are anticipated to attend, as are the prime ministers of Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

The queen, the longest-reigning monarch in British historical past, died final Thursday on the age of 96. King Charles, her eldest son, now leads the monarchy.

The British authorities is within the midst of an intricate, 10-day interval of mourning after her loss of life, a part of a scrupulously deliberate event often called Operation London Bridge.

Elizabeth’s funeral is scheduled to be held Monday at London’s Westminster Abbey at 11 a.m. native time.