Boris Johnson hit out at Vladimir Putin as he kicked off the latest party hustings. The favourite said Russia’s behaviour on the international stage ‘always lets you down’.
Putin ‘will use World Cup like Hitler’s Olympics’, agrees Johnson
March 21, 2018
Boris Johnson has likened the way President Putin is promoting the World Cup in Russia to Hitler’s notorious use of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
The foreign secretary said Labour MP Ian Austin was “completely right” to say Russia’s president wanted to “gloss over [his] brutal corrupt regime”.
Mr Johnson said that he would have an “urgent conversation” with Russia about the safety of fans at the tournament.
A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said he was “poisoned with hatred”.
A Downing Street spokesman confirmed Mr Johnson was speaking on behalf of the government and that they were working closely with police on plans for the World Cup.
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