The British Foreign Ministry believes that the Russian Foreign Ministry prematurely started celebrating "Fool's Day" by publishing a link to the updated foreign policy doctrine of the Russian Federation on Twitter the day before, March 31.
The British diplomats were amused by the comment of their Russian colleagues on this document, which refers to the "peaceful" foreign policy of Russia, which is based "on respect for the generally recognized principles and norms of international law."
"April Fools' Day is tomorrow," says the tweet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Great Britain, which published a screenshot of this post by representatives of the foreign policy department of the aggressor state.
April Fool's Day is TOMORROW.
— Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (@FCDOGovUK) March 31, 2023
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia obviously thought for a long time how to respond to the subtle British joke, and finally on Saturday, April 1, they managed to respond.
In their tweet, representatives of Lavrov's department responded: "The day of laughter has come!
Here we have corrected the link for you."
Here, fixed the link for you
— MFA Russia (@mfa_russia) April 1, 2023
The published link leads to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with headlines about "political crimes committed by Great Britain" and "examples of fabrication of pretexts for aggression by Western countries."
It will be recalled that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Gabrielus Landsbergis, ironically congratulated Russia on the fact that, starting from April 1, it will chair the Security Council of the United Nations for a month.
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