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A reporter from the Kremlin-controlled Rossiya-1 channel discussed the four-day celebrations which kicked off yesterday (2 June), in a segment which aired on last night's evening news.
Speaking from London, where the Queen was joined by members of the Royal Family to enjoy the Trooping the Colour parade and greet members of the public from Buckingham Palace balcony, the reporter described the celebrations as a distraction from other ongoing issues.
Warning of struggles members of the British public could come to face, the reporter said: "The UK, which as a consequence of its sanctions against Russia is bracing for power cuts, has found the money for an opulent celebration of the Queen's platinum jubilee."
Government ministers themselves have warned about possible power cuts to millions of homes if Russia cuts off supplies due to frustrations about sanctions placed on the country following the invasion of Ukraine.
On Monday (May 30), technology minister Chris Philp told Sky News the government was looking at 'sensible precautionary measures to guard against the potential worst-case scenario'.
The UK itself uses little oil or gas from Russia, but should the country cut supplies the UK would be forced to compete with other European countries.
Philp commented: “[Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng] asked I think the three remaining coal-fired power station operators to just keep their power stations available … and I think he is considering whether Hinkley B, the large nuclear power station, might continue beyond its planned end of life as well."
The Russian TV report went on to claim that the 70-year reign of Elizabeth II 'has seen the final collapse of the British empire', and drew attention to the controversial actions of Boris Johnson amid the coronavirus pandemic, when he was found to have breached lockdown rules.
"The imperial functions of the Anglo-Saxon world long ago passed to the United States, even though Boris Johnson is trying to revive British influence on the European continent by actively interfering in events in Ukraine," the report said.
"[The aim is to] deflect attention from domestic problems like Downing Street parties during lockdown and a general decline in living standard."
Though the government has been looking at potential scenarios for a cut to supplies, Boris Johnson’s official spokesperson said this would be expected 'to ensure plans are robust' and added: "Neither the government or National Grid expect power cuts this winter.”