The British Minister of Defense demands conditions for the Johnson-Putin summit


British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said on television that a summit was possible between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Boris Johnson is obviously open to meeting anyone,” Wallace said.

He noted that if an important step towards the normalization of relations had to be taken, it would be done.

Wallace also described the condition that Russia must meet before such a meeting. According to him, President Putin must show “some positive signs of change.”

The British Minister of Defense stressed that while London still sees harmful activity. “But I think we will judge President Putin by his actions,” he added.

At the same time, Wallace expressed hope that the Kremlin would like to improve relations with London, noting that the ongoing disagreements between Russia and the West are not in anyone's interest. As for the lifting of sanctions, Wallace said it could follow Russia's “respect for other people's sovereignty and the international rule of law.”


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