A Russian diplomat who threatened Ukraine with a protracted war told why his son is not fighting

Kelin is sure that his son cannot be drafted into the Russian army.

A diplomat from the Russian Federation who threatened Ukraine with a protracted war told why his son is not fighting / screenshot
A diplomat from the Russian Federation who threatened Ukraine with a protracted war told why his son is not fighting / screenshot

Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin answered why his son was not called up during partial mobilization. 

As he stated in an interview with the BBC, the reason is that he has his own family.

“My son is already an adult. He has a family and he does not fight in Ukraine,” the Russian ambassador replied.

To a clarifying question about how he would feel if his son were nevertheless mobilized for the war, Kelin repeated that his son could not be drafted into the Russian army. This time he called the lack of a specialty the reason. 

In addition, Kelin stressed that the mobilization had allegedly ended, so his son would stay at home.

Andrey Kelin – what is known about the Russian diplomat

Andrey Kelin, 65, has been in the diplomatic service since 1979. First he worked at the USSR Embassy in the Netherlands, then in Belgium. 

During 2005 – 2011, 2015 – 2019, he held various positions in the Russian Foreign Ministry, for 4 years he was the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE. Since 2019, he has been the Extraordinary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UK. He currently remains in office, but has been banned from the Houses of Parliament.

In January of this year, Kelina said that Russia would not invade Ukraine. Later, when asked why he lied, the ambassador replied that at that moment he did not know about Moscow’s plans. 

In July, Kelin threatened London with a protracted war with Ukraine if the British government continues to supply arms to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

(C)UNIAN 2022

One comment

  1. Of course, his son isn’t going to get drafted. Dying for this wicked regime is the job of minorities. It doesn’t matter if their mothers and fathers weep by the fallen’s empty graves.

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