Boris Johnson: Russia a ‘lifeline for the murderous Syrian regime’

Foreign secretary redoubles criticism of Vladimir Putin’s support for Bashar al-Assad and continues to push for tougher stance on Moscow

Boris Johnson has intensified his criticism of Russia, accusing it of being on the wrong side of history over Syria after it blocked a UN resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons.

The foreign secretary accused the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, of being a “lifeline for the murderous Syrian regime” the day after he failed to win backing from other G7 nations for further economic sanctions on Russia.

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