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Newsline: Russian Diplomat Publicly Denounces Ukraine War on Social Media

A Russian diplomat publicly condemned the war in Ukraine in a rare post on social media Friday as the Russian invasion of the Eastern European country drags on. Andrey Yakovlev, the consul general of Russia, posted the condemnation in Russian language on the verified Instagram account of the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh, Scotland. Though the account is private, a screenshot of the post has been circulating on Twitter in both English and Russian languages. “I, the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh, Yakovlev A. And, I categorically condemn the behavior of the military special operation of the Russian Armed Forces against the sovereign, independent state of Ukraine. I fully support any assistance to Ukrainian armed forces from EU countries,” the translated post read. (https://www.newsweek.com/russian-diplomat-publicly-denounces-ukraine-war-social-media-1704369) However, the consulate appears to show a different stance on its official Twitter feed where it has retweeted posts by Russian officials making claims against Ukraine.

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