Very harsh reaction from the Kremlin to Boris Johnson, who said ‘Putin threatened me’
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said that Russian leader Putin threatened him by saying, “I don’t want to hurt him, but it will only take a minute with a missile,” received a response from Moscow.
There was a very harsh reaction from Moscow to the words of former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that Russian leader Putin openly threatened him before the invasion of Ukraine.
Former British Prime Minister Johnson, who resigned in July after the scandals, said in the documentary “Putin Against the West” to be broadcast on the BBC, that Russian President Vladimir Putin openly threatened him with a missile attack. Johnson said that Putin, whom he tried to persuade him not to invade Ukraine, told him, “Boris, I don’t want to hurt you, but it will only take a minute with the missile.”
A remarkable response came from Russia regarding the statement that created an event in the world press. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Johnson “blatantly lied”, arguing that Putin threatened him with a missile attack.
“Johnson’s words are not true, actually a complete lie,” Peskov said.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is approaching its second year, causes a rapid increase in tension between Moscow and London, which gives military support to Kiev.