The British leadership is not planning to normalize relations with Russia until its current regime is eliminated.
During the Berlin conference on Libya, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Russian President Vladimir Putin that there would be no normalization of the two countries’ relations until Moscow ends its “destabilizing activity” that threatens the UK and its allies.
“He was clear there had been no change in the UK’s position on Salisbury, which was a reckless use of chemical weapons and a brazen attempt to murder innocent people on UK soil. He said that such an attack must not be repeated,” a spokeswoman from Johnson’s Downing Street office in a statement.
“The prime minister said there will be no normalization of our bilateral relationship until Russia ends the destabilizing activity that threatens the UK and our allies and undermines the safety of our citizens and our collective security.”
Such loud statements by the British Prime Minister are funny themselves. The modern UK is rather an object of the international relations than their subject. On the other hand, Johnson directly stated that Russia has to drop any attempts to defend its national interests around the world and inside Russia itself, if it wants to ‘normalize’ relations with the UK. Therefore, London demonstrates that the UK and its allies seek to dismantle the Russian state.
The British Prime Minister statement goes contrary to the customary diplomatic practices. However, the audience should say a big thank you to Mr. Johnson for a direct and clear position towards international issues.