Residence of the Ambassador of Ukraine in great Britain criticized the Invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill at Buckingham Palace, which Kiev has called " former KGB agent ", writes the Times.
According to the Ambassador of Ukraine Natalia Galibarenko, Patriarch Kirill – "former KGB agent openly supporting Russian aggression" and " mouthpiece of the Kremlin ". The invitation of Patriarch Kirill can "legitimize" the foreign policy of Russia in the eyes of the world, expressed concern to the Ambassador, quoted Inotv.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church arrived in London fifteen of October with a four-day visit, timed to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the presence of the Russian Orthodox Church in the British Isles. According to the information Times, it is expected that he will hold a meeting with the Queen of great Britain. Yesterday, the Patriarch consecrated the biggest Russian temple of the British capital, among the guests were the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Prince Michael of Kent. Patriarch Kirill has called Russia's actions in the Syrian Arab Republic "sacred war" on Ukraine said that the Russian people have " the right to be United ", informs the Times. British foreign Ministry called the meeting with the Patriarch included in the duties of the Queen as head of the Anglican Church. Relations between Ukraine and Russia worsened against the background of the situation in the Donbass. In January 2015, the Parliament of Ukraine at an extraordinary meeting to discuss the deteriorating situation in the Donbass, took the message that Russia is called " an aggressor country ". The message was supported by 271 people's choice at the required minimum of 226 votes.