Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has rejected the idea that Russian President Vladimir Putin threaten former UK prime minister Boris Johnson.
Kremlin rejects Johnson’s Putin claim
The Kremlin has rejected Boris Johnson’s assertion that Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to threaten the former UK prime minister with a missile strike.
The former Downing Street incumbent made the claim in a new three-part BBC Two TV series about the years leading up to the war in Ukraine.
Johnson, talking about a phone call between the two leaders ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, said: “He sort of threatened me at one point and said: ‘Boris, I don’t want to hurt you but with a missile, it would only take a minute’, or something like that.”
But the Kremlin disputed the claim, saying there were “no threats with missiles” during the bilateral conversation held in February 2022.