The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Boris Johnsonphoto: Reuters
Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Berlin conference on Libya on Sunday, 19 January. This writes TASS.
The British government confirmed the position on the incident in Salisbury and rejected the possibility of normalization of relations as long as Moscow does not cease “destabilizing activities” which threaten the UK and its allies and “undermines the security of citizens and collective security”.
In the message of office of the head of the British government States that Johnson “made it clear” that what happened was an irresponsible use of chemical weapons and a blatant attempt to murder innocent people in the UK. British Prime Minister added that such attack should not be repeated.
In December, Johnson shared his hope for improved relations with Russia. He assured that London wants the best commercial relations, development of trade relations, but it is difficult to implement because of the “terrible problems” between the countries.
Former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, according to British authorities, was poisoned on 4 March 2018 developed in the USSR nerve substance is “new” result of the operation with the participation of GRU staff. In London believe that the attack was sanctioned by the highest leadership of Russia. Was later named the names of the alleged poisoners — they were some Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. Moscow denies any involvement in the incident with Kripalani.
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