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Putin will not be attending Queen Elizabeth funeral – Kremlin

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has said that he will not be attending Queen Elizabeth’s II funeral.

At a press briefing on Thursday, the President’s Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, said that Russians respected the Queen for her “wisdom”, but that “Mr. Putin’s attendance is not being considered.”

The late monarch has until her death, had a strained relationship with Mr. Putin, due particularly to the latter’s decision to invade Ukraine- a move that irked the Western world.