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Russia: Boris Johnson and UK ambassador visit Moscow's Red Square 01:34

Russia: Boris Johnson and UK ambassador visit Moscow's Red Square

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 22, 2017 at 15:18 GMT -00:00 · Published

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UK Ambassador to Russia Dr Laurie Bristow visited Moscow’s Red Square and paid their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Friday.

The visit follows talks between the foreign secretary and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the morning. During the subsequent press conference, Johnson said that Russia-UK relations are currently going through a “difficult time,” but said that improving relations would be in both countries’ “national interest.”

Boris Johnson arrived to Moscow on Thursday for a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the first visit by a UK Foreign Minister to Moscow in five years.

Russia: Boris Johnson and UK ambassador visit Moscow's Red Square 01:34
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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UK Ambassador to Russia Dr Laurie Bristow visited Moscow’s Red Square and paid their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Friday.

The visit follows talks between the foreign secretary and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the morning. During the subsequent press conference, Johnson said that Russia-UK relations are currently going through a “difficult time,” but said that improving relations would be in both countries’ “national interest.”

Boris Johnson arrived to Moscow on Thursday for a bilateral meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the first visit by a UK Foreign Minister to Moscow in five years.

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