Johnson contrasted the dialogue with Lavrov relations of Churchill and Stalin

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotomancer foreign Affairs of great Britain Boris Johnson during a press conference. 22 Dec 2017Johnson contrasted the dialogue with Lavrov relations of Churchill and Stalin© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

The British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson admitted that his relationship with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and better than ever in time between the leaders of the Soviet Union and Britain, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill.

In early December, Johnson visited Tehran. At a press conference in Moscow after talks with his Russian counterpart Johnson said what really was in the Russian Embassy in Tehran, where on November 28, 1943, opened the Tehran conference, which during the Second world war, the leaders of the allied countries (Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt) took the decision to open a «second front» in Europe.

«Yes, indeed, I was there and very grateful to the Russian Ambassador in Tehran. He kindly invited me and my colleagues, so we can see this historical place,» said Johnson, responding to a reporter’s question.

He noted that in November-December 1943, «was a certain complexity, you remember, between Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, the relationship was not rosy».

«And Churchill said that he would like to strangle at birth another of the Soviet Union, and not sympathetic to the activities of Stalin. However I wish to say that our relations with Sergei (Lavrov) is much better than between Churchill and Stalin. But when we are talking about the need to solve global problems, UK and the USSR could work together to build a better world. We must accept complexity and can detract from. But at the same time, we must work together and do what we can for the sake of the whole world,» said Johnson.

On the question whether the Johnson with the same fact-finding purposes to visit Yalta, where was held another conference of the allied powers in 1945, is dedicated to establishing the postwar world order, the head of the British foreign Ministry said: «I knew You’d ask that».

«All I can say is the government’s policy is unchanged. We believe that there has been a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty. We regret this and hope that can be found a solution to this problem,» — said the British Minister.

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