The Russian embassy in London has warned the "British side should mind its language" following a tweet yesterday by the UK embassy in Moscow on Russia's annexation of the Crimea region in Ukraine:
The Russian embassy responded:
@ukinrussia The people of Crimea think otherwise, dear colleagues! Will of people comes first, does it not?
In a statement on its site, the Russian embassy described the British tweet as "harsh rhetoric, quite beyond the pale".
It added: "As is known, the British sense of style doomed Sir Oswald Mosley’s guys."
Their tweet linking to the statement has also been retweeted by Russia's foreign ministry.
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