Russia has warned its rock-bottom relationship with Britain could deteriorate even additional right this moment with the election of the brand new prime minister.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who has for months been the goal of withering scorn from Moscow, is anticipated to beat rival Rishi Sunak and develop into Britain’s new chief.
Johnson has already attracted ire from the Kremlin with his robust assist for Ukraine and he has usually been a determine of ridicule on state TV.
But spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated right this moment: ‘I would not prefer to say that issues can change for the more serious, as a result of it is exhausting to think about something worse.
‘But sadly, this can’t be dominated out, provided that the contenders for the put up of British prime minister competed with one another in anti-Russian rhetoric, in threats to take additional steps in opposition to our nation, and so forth.
Russia has warned its rock-bottom relationship with Britain could deteriorate even additional right this moment with the election of the brand new prime minister (pictured: Truss in Moscow in February)
Truss, who has for months been the goal of withering scorn from Moscow, is anticipated to beat rival Rishi Sunak (pictured right this moment)
‘Therefore, I do not suppose that we will hope for something constructive.’
Asked if Vladimir Putin would ship a congratulatory telegram, he stated: ‘Let’s wait and see who turns into prime minister.’
Truss is mainly recognized in Russia for a go to she made to Moscow in February, when she and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a rancorous meeting.
Lavrov described their dialog as like a dialogue between deaf and mute individuals, complaining that information had ‘bounced off’ her.
Russia’s international ministry has additionally brazenly mocked her over geographical gaffes, together with on one event when she blended up the Black and Baltic seas.
The Kremlin refused to substantiate if Vladimir Putin (pictured right this moment) would ship a congratulatory telegram to the brand new prime minister
Truss brazenly challenged Lavrov at their meeting over Russia’s troop build-up close to Ukraine, saying: ‘I can not see any purpose for having 100,000 troops stationed on the border, other than to threaten Ukraine.’
Moscow, which had denied invasion plans, despatched its troops in two weeks later.
Since then, Britain has been some of the energetic and vocal supporters of Ukraine within the conflict, supplying it with weapons and coaching.
Russia and Britain have had tense relations for years, hitting low factors with the deadly 2006 poisoning of former Russian safety officer Alexander Litvinenko in London and the tried killing of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent within the English metropolis of Salisbury in 2018.
In July, Kremlin officers claimed Truss was unfit to regulate the nuclear buttons.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss meet in Moscow, Russia on February 10, 2022
They additionally accused her of copying Margaret Thatcher and overreacting when a Talk TV presenter fainted throughout a debate between her and Rishi Sunak.
A presenter on Russia’s Channel One stated: ‘She tries to emulate the Iron Lady on a tank close to the Russian border.
‘Then a presenter fainted and she or he could not maintain her feelings. How would she behave in different essential conditions.
‘This was the second when her spirit abandoned her and viewers noticed an bizarre, frightened girl. Fright, horror and panic, that was how she reacted.
‘Her resemblance to Mrs Thatcher stops with the facial resemblance.’
Meanwhile, Gazprom-owned channel NTV accused her of constructing her election marketing campaign on ‘anti-Russian rhetoric’.
And final week, Putin’s vile TV assault canine made a collection of sexist slurs about Truss, calling her ‘delusional’ and claiming that she ‘belongs within the kitchen’.
‘Liz Truss doesn’t belong in politics, however within the kitchen,’ stated Igor Korotchenko, an analyst on Rossiya One.
Korotchenko stated Truss ought to ‘display a girl’s greatest qualities’ and never ‘behave like a vulgar girl at a political striptease present’.
He additionally known as Truss ‘uneducated’ and ‘harmful’, hinting that he most popular Sunak.
He additionally claimed Truss stated she would begin a nuclear conflict with Russia. The remarks could have been an allusion to the Foreign Secretary vowing to push forward with renewing Trident, the UK’s nuclear programme, if she turns into Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, the figurehead of Putin’s propagandists Vladimir Solovyov, accused Truss of beginning a non secular conflict after Britain introduced sanctions on the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church.
‘She has such delusions of grandeur. Such phantasmagoric audacity is exceptional for the reason that occasions of the Tartars and the Mongols,’ he stated. ‘Who does she suppose she is?’