Russia rules out any change in UK foreign policy after Boris Johnson’s resignation

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that Russia does not expect any change in Britain’s policy toward Russia following the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Speaking at a press conference in Moscow, Peskov said he hoped one day “more professional people” would come to power in the UK and could understand the advantage of solving existing problems through dialogue.

“At the moment, we can hardly anticipate that,” Peskov lamented, saying that “Britain is going through a political crisis.”

Peskov argued that UK citizens should evaluate Johnson’s performance and described the British political system as complex.

In this regard, Peskov stated that even “a person without any public support can run the government” and added that “Mr Johnson appears to belong to this category”.

Hours ago, Johnson announced his resignation as prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party, but indicated that he would remain in office until his successor is chosen.

See also: Boris Johnson announces his resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

On the other hand, Peskov hinted that Moscow would take reciprocal measures in response to Lithuania’s ban on the transit of goods through its territory, which makes communication with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad difficult.

He explained that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to visit the enclave at this time.

Regarding the possibility of Putin attending the G20 summit in Indonesia, Peskov said that the decision on this issue will be closer to the date of the event.

* Translated by Daniel Gallego.

Anadolu Agency website contains only part of the news stories presented to subscribers on the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summary.

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