A publication from the British Embassy in Morocco demonstrating its support for Ukraine, which is the object of Russian attacks, caused a strong reaction from the Russian Embassy in Rabat.
While the UK Embassy published a photo of the Embassy hoisting the Ukrainian flag alongside the British flag on Thursday 24 February, the day marking the start of the Russian military operation against Ukraine, this story does not was quick to get the Russian Embassy accredited in Rabat to react.
نرفع علم #أوكرانيا 🇺🇦 إلى جانب علم المملكة المتحدة 🇬🇧 في مبنى السفارة البريطانية بالمغرب تضامنا مع الشعب الأوكراني في مواجهة الاعتداء #الروسي غير المبرر ضد سيادة بلدهم. كل التضامن مع أوكرانيا شعباً وحكومةً. pic.twitter.com/kGreAepvrE
— UK in Morocco (@UKinMorocco) February 24, 2022
“We fly the British and Ukrainian flags side by side in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in the face of Russia’s aggressive and unprovoked attacks. We will continue to stand with Ukraine and its people as Ukrainian democracy and sovereignty are under threat,” wrote the UK Embassy in Rabat.
Two days later, Russia reacted strongly by implicitly accusing the United Kingdom of “controlling” the Ukrainian regime. “We didn’t know that Ukraine was already part of the British Commonwealth! “, was indignant the Russian embassy.
“However, now it is clear who really controls the Ukrainian leadership in Kiev who have spent the last eight years committing genocide against their own people in the Donbass,” she charged.
“For the information of our British colleagues at the UK Embassy in Rabat who claim that Ukraine faced ‘unprovoked Russian attacks’, we are sending proof of the atrocities and war crimes committed by the Kiev regime against the people of Donbass so that you know who you really stand with,” the same source added.