December 22, 2017 / 10:49 AM / a year ago

UK's Johnson to Russia: We can't ignore your election meddling

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attend a news conference following their talks in Moscow, Russia December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that London could not ignore Russia’s meddling in elections around the world, its actions in Ukraine, or the persecution of gay people in Chechnya.

Johnson was speaking at a news conference in Moscow after holding talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Andrew Osborn; Editing by Maria Kiselyova

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