Russia says Johnson is lying about Putin’s threat to attack Britain

Russia says Johnson is lying about Putin’s threat to attack Britain

The Kremlin on Monday called recent statements by former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about an alleged threat by Russian President Vladimir Putin of a missile strike against the United Kingdom “lies”.

“What Johnson said is not true. To be precise, it’s a lie. I don’t know if it’s a deliberate lie that makes people wonder why he gave that version, or if it’s subconscious, because he didn’t understand what Putin was talking about,” said Dimitri Peskov, spokesman for the Russian presidency.

“I repeat once again and officially. It is a lie. There were no missile threats.” stated before revealing that “Speaking about Russia’s security challenges, Putin replied that if Ukraine joined NATO, the possible placement of NATO or US missiles at the borders implied that one of them could reach Moscow within minutes .”

Peskov also declined to comment on a documentary broadcast by British television broadcaster BBC that contained Johnson’s comments, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency. “If the rest of the film is in the same vein (like the statements made by the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) we suggest you don’t waste time (watching the documentary),” noted.

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to hit him with a missile during a phone call they had before Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

According to the former leader of the British Conservatives, Putin told him he didn’t want to do this to him that the missile attack would “only last a minute”.

The threat, Johnson said on a BBC program airing tonight, came after former Prime Minister Putin warned of it. the war would be a “total catastrophe”.

Johnson’s story is part of a British public broadcaster documentary assessing Putin’s contacts with world leaders before the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

The former British leader also warned Putin about this in that long telephone conversation. An invasion of Ukraine would lead to Western sanctions and the deployment of Atlantic Alliance troops to Russia’s borders.

Johnson also tried to stop Russian military action by telling Putin that Ukraine would not join NATO.

“He once threatened me and said, ‘Boris, I don’t want to hurt you, but with a rocket it will only take a minute,’ or something like that.” Johnson counts.

“But I think because of his very relaxed tone, the sort of nonchalant manner he seemed to have, he was just toying with my attempts to get him to negotiate,” Johnson added. He called the call “very familiar” and “extraordinary”.

The BBC documentary titled “Putin vs the West” also says that Defense Minister Ben Wallace traveled to Moscow on February 11, 2022 to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu. and he left Russia with assurances that the invasion of Ukraine would not happen.

(With information from Europa Press and EFE)

Source: La Neta Neta

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