MOSCOW, 5 March – RIA Novosti. Russian Ambassador to Great Britain Andrei Kelin stated that London plays a serious role in confronting Russia and shaping it into an enemy image in the West.
“The role of Britain is great,” he confirmed, answering the question whether Britain is the center in attempts to limit and resist Russia.
“We really read a lot of nasty things in the British press every day,” Kelin said on the Russia 24 TV channel.
The ambassador added that “they portray us as an enemy completely without reason, without citing any specific facts, they accuse us of everything that is possible.” “Here in Britain they also pick up what the American press says to us and any other press, then it somehow goes to the official level and crystallizes in the form of debates in parliament … all this is extremely unpleasant,” he said.
Statements about the “Russian threat” are periodically heard from the lips of Western politicians. Moscow has repeatedly stressed that Russia will never attack NATO countries, and rejected accusations of the West in cyberattacks, destabilizing behavior and interference in democratic processes.