Contents tagged with Boris Johnson

  • In resignation speech, Boris Johnson says UK support for Ukraine will continue

    While announcing his resignation amid a wave of scandals, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain’s support for Ukraine was one of his proudest achievements while in office.

    “I’m immensely proud of the achievements of this government, from getting Brexit done to settling our relations with the continent for over half a century … and, in the last few months, leading the West in standing up to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s aggression in Ukraine,” he said.

    Speaking directly “to …

  • Russia requests meeting with British foreign minister on Skripal case

    The Russian Embassy in England has sent the British Foreign Ministry a memorandum requesting a meeting with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, the embassy’s press service reported.

    “A meeting of Alexander Yakovenko with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to discuss the entire range of bilateral relations and the investigation of the incident in Salisbury is long overdue,” the report states.

    The report notes that Yakovenko sent Johnson a personal note. The Russian Embassy has also …

  • British foreign secretary refuses to shake hands with Russian ambassador after Skripal poisoning

    During his recent meeting with Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson refused to shake hands with him in compliance with the "British protocol," RIA Novosti reports.

    "There is certain British protocol for the cases when an ambassador is summoned to the Foreign Office. He [Johnson] sure showed in every way his concern about the Russian policy. He had to tell me unpleasant things and thus believed that the ambassador did not …

  • Russia commented on Boris Johnson's cancelled Moscow trip

    The spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova claimed that British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gave an absurd reason for canceling his visit to Moscow.

    Zakharova noted that the cancellation of the visit happened “right after it was rescheduled.” She stressed that the reasons the British were changing their reasons for the cancellation, reported TASS news agency.

    “It seems that our Western colleagues are living in their own reality in which they first coherently make …

  • British Foreign Minister plans to visit Russia, will not meet with Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is not planning to meet with British Minister of Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson, who will come to Russia in a few weeks, as reported by Russia's TASS news agency citing the Russian presidential Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov.

    “As of now no meeting is planned,” Peskov stated.

    British Minister of Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson will visit Russia in the coming weeks for a high level summit.Johnson is coming to Moscow at the invitation of his counterpart Sergey …

  • Media: British Foreign Minister is 'furious' at decision to let Zakharova visit UK House of Commons

    British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is furious over information that an official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, is a guest at a reception at the UK House of Commons.  

    As was reported by The Daily Mail, the event was organized by Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski. The Politician is known for his loyalty to Moscow.

    The article has been already been commented on by Zakharova herself, noting that she refused the invitation.

    “The …