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Monday, October 24, 2016

Lavrov and Peskov on Brexit: the new realities or the British “the thaw”

Russia responded to Brexit. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and cut off the head of the British foreign Minister Philip Hammond. The Kremlin noted the complexity of relations with the British government because of the sanctions.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on the background of the last UK referendum on leaving the EU (51.9% of Britons voted “Yes”) said that the two countries “complicated baggage” in the relationship. “We hope that in the new reality still understanding the necessity of building good relations with our country will prevail,” he said.

In turn, the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko at the meeting with Chairman of the Belgian Senate Christine Defrag assured that Russia respects the choice of the British. “However, it is alarming that in Europe are complex and contradictory processes”, – said the speaker of the Federation Council.

But Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had to fend off the words of his colleagues from Britain, Philip Hammond, who said that Russian President Vladimir Putin “will be delighted” with the results of the referendum, and the statement of former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, who called Brexit “a victory of foreign policy of Putin.”

Watch the video on “Escape from Europe: the British voted to secede from the EU”

The subjects of the United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland decided to withdraw from the European Union in a referendum held on the initiative of British Prime Minister David Cameron. This political event caused a great resonance in the world. Right-wing parties in several EU countries have already announced their intention to hold a series of similar events at home.

Video published on the website youtube.com user The Latest TV

“Medical cases do not comment”, — said Lavrov, calling the referendum “an internal affair of the UK.”

The impact of Brexit on the situation in Russia

Ukraine has warned the EU of weakening the sanctions against Russia because of Britain’s exit.

Read more: Ukraine worried: how Brexit will affect the anti-Russian EU sanctions

But in Russia, some believe that the relations of Russia and the EU Brexit will not be affected, others hoped that the concerns of Petro Poroshenko justified.

So, the Chairman of the Bank Sergey Gorkov, what are the main risks for VEB from Brexit — the rise of the dollar – the Euro has lost against the dollar of 3%.

“We are dependent because drawing was made mainly in bonds… What will be the rate — is difficult to say… I think that’s the immediate reaction”, — quotes Gor RIA Novosti.

Of the economic consequences of Brexit read the material: Results of the British referendum dropped the ruble and the Russian stock market

The CBR noted that “the reaction of the world markets… expected and does not bear direct losses, but the regulator is closely monitoring the situation.

In turn, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation “Center for strategic research (TSSR) Alexei Kudrin noted that there are no consequences for Russia of a British exit from the EU should be expected.

But the Chairman of the international Affairs Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Konstantin Kosachev has suggested that some negative impact on Russia will take place. In particular, according to him, the Brexit does not bear some damage from the point of view of interaction between Russia and the EU in the economic sphere.

Read the story: Britain voted to exit the EU: what next

Watch the video on “David Cameron announced the resignation reddened face”

The Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron during a speech immediately after the results of the referendum on withdrawal from the EU said : “to Me it was not an easy decision, but I believe a period of stability in the national interest and requires a new leader. There is no need to install a particular term <my retirement> but, in my opinion, we should be the new Prime Minister by the end of October, when the Congress of the conservative party”.

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Britain out of the EU after the referendum. Chronicle of events

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