British Foreign Minister to meet Russian counterpart; issue of ‘destabilizing; Europe to come up
British foreign minister Boris Johnson is all set to meet his Russian counterpart but to convey stern message that Russia must stop attempts to destabilize Europe.
Boris might also raise the issue of cyber attacks and how Britain is ready to retaliate.
Johnson is due to hold talks in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during what is the first visit to Russia by a British foreign minister in five years.
He is also expected to meet Kremlin critics, students and gay rights activists.
Johnson’s visit comes at a time when relations between London and Moscow are strained by differences over Ukraine and Syria as well as by allegations of Russia meddling in politics of different countries. The charge however is vehemently denied by Russian authorities.
But Johnson also stressed his desire for London and Moscow to cooperate where they have common interests, saying it was vital for international security that the two countries talk to each other because not doing so risked potentially dangerous misunderstandings. >