Russia's envoy to UN criticizes British diplomacy

Dmitry Polyanski, Russia

© APA | Dmitry Polyanski, Russia's Deputy UN Ambassadory,

# 02 February 2022 12:40 (UTC +04:00)

"As Boris Johnson prepares to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to cool tensions over Ukraine, one of Russia's top diplomats says he doesn't trust British diplomacy," Russia's Deputy UN Ambassador, Dmitry Polyanskiy told Sky News, APA reports.

"There is always room for diplomacy, but frankly, we don't trust British diplomacy. I think in recent years British diplomacy has shown that it is absolutely worthless.

"I really don't want to offend anybody, especially my good friends, British diplomats, but really, the results are nothing to boast about."

The prime minister will have a telephone conversation with President Putin as talks continue in a bid to find a diplomatic solution to the situation on the Ukrainian border, where US intelligence estimates 130,000 troops have massed.

But Mr. Polyanskiy says the situation is being overblown by the West. "Now it's already 130,000," he said. "I see that inflation is very high these days, it

"I don't know where they take these figures from and we have absolutely no trust in the intelligence data from the US and from the UK.