London, United Kingdom:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday used his first official assembly with Vladimir Putin to warn the Russian chief not repeat the 2018 chemical assault that just about killed former spy Sergei Skripal.
Downing Road mentioned Johnson instructed the Kremlin chief on the sidelines of a summit on the Libya disaster in Berlin that ties between Moscow and London wouldn’t return to regular till Russia ended its “destabilising” actions.
Johnson “was clear there had been no change within the UK’s place on Salisbury, which was a reckless use of chemical weapons and a brazen try to homicide harmless individuals on UK soil,” Downing Road mentioned in a press release.
“He mentioned that such an assault should not be repeated,” Boris Johnson’s workplace mentioned.
Russia rejects accusations that officers from its GRU navy intelligence company used a strong nerve agent to poison Skripal in retribution for his work with British and different Western spy companies.
Skripal and his daughter each spent days in a coma however survived and have since gone into hiding.
The incident undermined London’s already troublesome relations with Moscow.
Downing Road mentioned Johnson had instructed Putin “they each had a duty to deal with problems with worldwide safety together with Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iran”.
However the British chief additionally made clear that this dialogue didn’t imply London’s relations with the Kremlin had been again on monitor.
“The prime minister mentioned there shall be no normalisation of our bilateral relationship till Russia ends the destabilising exercise that threatens the UK and our allies and undermines the security of our residents and our collective safety,” his workplace mentioned.