Putin won’t be called to Queen’s funeral over Ukraine invasion: source

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Russian President Vladimir Putinwill not be invited to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II by because of your invasion of ukrainea senior British government source told CNN on Tuesday.

The source said the full list of invitations had not yet been finalized, but officials from three countries had been ruled out: Russia, Belarus and Myanmar.

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In the case of Russia and Belarus, the source said their exclusion is due to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, which Belarus supported. In the case of Myanmar, it is because of the treatment given to the Rohingya people, the source said.

The Palace sends out invitations to state funerals on the advice of the government, after members of the civil and diplomatic services have considered the political implications of inviting certain leaders.

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Palace protocol is not to reveal guests to family events, and it has not commented on the guest list.

Normally, all countries with which the UK maintains normal diplomatic relations would be invited to a state funeral, like the one to be held for the late monarch in London next Monday.

Nations are usually represented by their political leader, head of state, a senior member of government or their ambassador to the UK.

A second UK government source told CNN that up to 500 foreign dignitaries were to attend the funeral.

The UK has been one of Russia’s strongest opponents of the war and one of Ukraine’s biggest supporters, providing money, weapons and aid.

O UK also sanctioned a number of military officials and companies in Myanmar for what he described as the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas, a predominantly Muslim group in the country’s Buddhist-majority state that has suffered decades of persecution.

Earlier this month, Myanmar’s ruling junta condemned the former UK ambassador in the country to one year in prison on immigration charges.

Source: CNN Brasil

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