MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Andrey Kelin noted that the possibility of severing diplomatic relations between Moscow and London always exists.
"There is always such a possibility, but we are not at war. The rupture of diplomatic relations will mean that it is not just us, but also the British Embassy in Moscow will be forced to leave [the country]," Kelin said in an interview with Rossiya-24 news channel on Wednesday.
The ambassador also noted that the embassy is currently considering ways to continue financing its diplomatic mission, taking into account the sanctions imposed on Sberbank and VTB Bank. "There are exceptions in the legislation regarding the work of diplomatic missions so far. If we follow this path and see that funding is possible, this is one situation. So, it will continue to operate. But [if] this path is closed, then adequate similar measures will be undertaken against the British embassy in Moscow," Kelin concluded.