The burial for Queen Elizabeth will not be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to his spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.
Putin’s presence at the Queen’s funeral “is not being considered,” Peskov added, despite the fact that “Russians respected her for her wisdom.”
The PUNCH writes that tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, the British queen who had ruled the country for the longest period of time, came in after her death on Thursday at the age of 96.
She passed away peacefully in the afternoon at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands, signaling the end of an era in the UK.
Glowing condolences were paid to her by world leaders who praised her after Buckingham Palace announced her passing.
She immediately transfers the throne to her son and heir Charles, who will be referred to as King Charles III.