December 20, 2014
Russia: Prince Charles' remarks on Putin 'outrageous'
Russian Embassy in London said Prince Charles' reported remarks on Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday, whose actions he allegedly compared to those taken by Hitler in Europe in World War II, were "outrageous".
Moscow demanded an “official explanation” from London, saying the Prince's comments “are not worthy of a future British monarch”.
“If this words were truly spoken, they are undoubtly not worthy of the future British monarch,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexandre Lukashevich.
According to reports by the Daily Mail, during his visit to Canada, the Prince of Wales said in a private conversation with a polish refugee that the Russian President was doing in Ukraine "just about the same as Hitler”.
“The Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy, Mr Alexander Kramarenko, will meet this afternoon the representatives of the FCO [Foreign and Commonwealth Office] to discuss a range of bilateral issues,” the Russian Embassy announced today in a press release. “The outrageous remarks made by Prince Charles in Canada will be among the questions raised".