The Russian Embassy in the UK has accused British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond of "an utterly biased view" of the Ukraine conflict and explained his rhetoric with the approaching parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom.
"Mr. Philip Hammond, while addressing the diplomatic corps last night at Lord Mayor's reception, used unacceptable and undiplomatic language on Russia's count," says a statement posted on the website of the Russian Embassy in London.
"Throwing words around, which reflect an utterly biased view of the Ukrainian crisis, with no place left for interests of real people on the ground and their right to decide for themselves, the Foreign Secretary declared Russia as a menace and a British Foreign Policy number one challenge," it said.
"One cannot help explaining this rhetoric other than by the prospect of absolutely unpredictable elections in May," the statement said.
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has regretted British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon's recent statement alleging that President Vladimir Putin is as much a threat to Europe as Islamic State, posing "a real and present danger" to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia
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