The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the verbal attack on the Minister for foreign Affairs of great Britain Boris Johnson in Russia. Politician on television “bi-Bi-si stated that Russia is prolonging the war in Syria, making it “more horrific”, reports Reuters.
Zakharova in response proposed to replace the two words “Russia” with “the UK” and “Syria” on “Iraq.” She wrote about this on his page in Facebook. Thus she reminded Johnson about Britain’s participation in the Iraq war that began in 2003. British armed forces participated in the invasion of the international coalition was withdrawn from Iraq in 2011.
By the way, London’s decision about participation in the war was criticized within the country. So, the parliamentary Commission of chilcote came to the conclusion that sufficient grounds for the invasion of Iraq, the UK was not.
Johnson in his speech also said that an intentional attack on a humanitarian convoy in Syria is a war crime. Before this tragic incident, a British diplomat met with foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov then said that to stop the war in Syria can only Russia. Previously he advocated for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad from power.
Johnson spoke about the situation in Syria is not only on the post of foreign Minister, who took over in July 2016, but as mayor of London. So, congratulating Syria with the release of Palmyra, he noted that he had “pain” to recognize the positive role of Russia in this process.