Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to be invited to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, in keeping with a number of reviews.

The Russian chief will likely be excluded from the ceremony as a result of nation’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, CNN reported, citing a senior official within the British authorities.

Reuters reports that the U.Ok. hasn’t invited any representatives from Russia, Myanmar or Belarus ― a key ally of the Kremlin ― to the funeral subsequent Monday.

The U.Ok. has vehemently opposed the continuing assault in opposition to Ukraine, imposing strict sanctions and concentrating on key figures within the Russian authorities with hyperlinks to Putin and his allies. Myanmar has additionally been topic to harsh sanctions over its remedy of the Rohingya ethnic minority group.

The Kremlin had already said Putin wouldn’t attend the ceremony, though a spokesperson mentioned the individuals of Russia had “respect” for the queen and “her knowledge.”

“For a lot of a long time Elizabeth II rightfully loved her topics’ love and respect in addition to authority on the world stage,” Putin mentioned in an announcement after the queen’s demise final week.

Some 500 international dignitaries, together with quite a few world leaders, are anticipated to be in London for the funeral, though a visitor checklist has not been made public. U.S. President Joe Biden and first girl Jill Biden are expected to attend, as are the prime ministers of Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

The queen, the longest-reigning monarch in British historical past, died last Thursday on the age of 96. King Charles, her eldest son, now leads the monarchy.

The British authorities is within the midst of an intricate, 10-day interval of mourning after her demise, a part of a scrupulously deliberate event generally known as Operation London Bridge.

Elizabeth’s funeral is scheduled to be held Monday at London’s Westminster Abbey at 11 a.m. native time.

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