22 Dec 2017 15:48

Johnson agrees to turn over page in story with Russian 'interference' in British affairs

MOSCOW. Dec 22 (Interfax) - British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson said he is ready to follow the call of his Russian counterpart and turn over the page associated with the problem of Russian interference in the affairs of Western countries, including the United Kingdom.

Johnson said he shares Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's viewpoint and hopes that this page can be turned over and the two countries can move on.

Such attempts at interferences should remain in the past, Johnson told a press conference following his negotiations with Lavrov.

People would like elections to be free, democratic and devoid of outside interference, he said.

Speaking of the issue of so-called Russian interference in elections in some foreign countries, Johnson said that, unfortunately, there is a lot of evidence of Russian interference in elections in Germany, Denmark, France, and the United States.

However, he said, there is no evidence of successful Russian interference in the United Kingdom.