at a funeral Queen Elizabeth IIScheduled on Monday, September 19, representatives of Russia will be absent, Belarus and Myanmar (formerly Burma). according to.Reuters GenesisThese countries have not received official invitations to attend the funeral of the British Queen.
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The funeral of Elizabeth II without Russia and Belarus. reason? attack on ukraine
The decision not to invite Russia came as a result of the attack on Ukraine. Great Britain is one of the countries that has imposed sanctions on Russia, and it also supports Ukraine, which is fighting the invaders. It is noteworthy that shortly after the death of Elizabeth II, Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the new king and said that he would not attend the funeral. The lack of an invitation to Belarus is due to the close cooperation between that country and Russia.
Myanmar representatives will not attend Elizabeth II’s funeral
Myanmar has also come under British sanctions for the attack on the Rohingya community. They are a Muslim minority living in the former Burma, who were victims of genocide at the hands of Burmese nationalists.
Who will attend Elizabeth II’s funeral?
About half a thousand foreign dignitaries will attend Elizabeth II’s funeral. Invitations have been sent to most heads of state with which the UK has diplomatic relations.
Poland will be represented by the presidential couple.
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