UK’s Nigel Casey, France’s Pierre Levy paid separate visits to Russian Foreign Ministry when summoned, report multiple media outlets

A Foreign Ministry statement on Casey’s summoning said Russia’s protest was conveyed to the ambassador over Foreign Secretary David Cameron’s remarks about “Ukraine’s right to strike Russian territory using British weapons.” Casey said Cameron’s remarks contradicted previously conveyed assurances from the British side when transferring long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine, and that the missiles would not in fact be used on Russian territory.

The ministry later released a statement on Levy’s summoning, which it said was done “in connection with increasingly bellicose statements by the French leadership and incoming information about France’s growing involvement in the conflict around Ukraine.”