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Russia A Kremlin propagandist said the Queen’s funeral should have been targeted because of the large number of Western leaders.

Olga Skabeeva, who has been called Vladimir Putin’s “iron doll”, made the comments hours after her majesty was laid to rest.

She is considered one of the main TV propagandists of the head of the Kremlin.

Her comments came in response to Russian MP Andrei Gurlev, who said Russia should send nuclear weapons to Britain, not Ukraine or Germany.

She said: “We had to do it today, all the best people in Britain are at the funeral.”

The debate has come as Putin’s army suffers even more humiliating setbacks in Ukraine, Moscow accused Great Britain of intensifying the West’s actions against the Kremlin.

Mr. Gurlev said: “We still have to live there, in Ukraine.

“We have many goals. Ramstein Airbase in Germany is good, but can wait.

A TV pundit said Russia should have sent nuclear weapons to Britain during the Queen’s funeral
Olga Skabeeva is called Putin’s “iron doll” and is considered one of his main propagandists (Image: news “Russia-1/east2west”)

“Why should we bomb Ukraine or Germany when Britain is the root of evil.”

A retired general said Britain could be turned into a “Martian wasteland” prompting NATO to “back off”.

He said: “If Britain turns into a Martian wasteland, what will happen to Article 5 of NATO [defending collective security] be about.

“Defend the Martian wasteland? There will be nothing left. An unshakable island – it will be unshakable.”

A former NATO deputy general said that Russia is unlikely to use long-range weapons against Britain (Photo: EPA)

Over the past month, Ukrainian troops have liberated 300 settlements in the north-east of the Kharva region, launching a counteroffensive that forced Putin’s army to retreat.

Russian soldiers also left Melitopol, which they captured at the beginning of the invasion.

Kremlin propagandists claim that they suffered losses due to NATO intervention, instead of admitting that they are being beaten by Ukraine.

However, Rose Gottemuller, the former deputy secretary-general of NATO from 2016 to 2019, told the BBC that Russia was unlikely to use long-range nuclear weapons that could hit Britain or the United States.

Skabeeva said “all the best people” attended the Queen’s funeral (Photo: Gareth Fuller/POOL/AFP)

She said: “We have done a great job in sending a clear message to Moscow: ‘No impunity.’

“We know what you’re up to, you can’t get away with it.

“If there is a move toward weapons of mass destruction, and I don’t see any signs of that yet, but if there is, we have to bring it up and say to the Russians, ‘There is no impunity here.’

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