Theresa May says Brexit deal will help 'counter' Russian Federation threat

Sergio Conner
November 14, 2017

And you will not succeed.

Sharing a photograph of her from last night drinking a glass of wine, the tweet added: "Dear Theresa, we hope, one day you will try Crimean #Massandra red wine".

The pair cracked open a bottle of sherry from 1775, worth £60,000, during their tour of the firm.

"It is seeking to weaponise information".

She said Britain and Russian Federation should not be "in a state of perpetual confrontation", and announced that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit Moscow in the coming months for talks.

"And the comprehensive new economic partnership we seek will underpin our shared commitment to open economies and free societies in the face of those who seek to undermine them". May took a far harder line, saying Russian Federation was "chief among those" who tried to undermine open societies.

In her strongest attack on Russian Federation yet, Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Moscow of meddling in elections and carrying out campaign of cyber espionage.

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"Russia has...repeatedly violated the national airspace of several European countries, and mounted a sustained campaign of cyber espionage and disruption".

In a show of strength Mrs May continued: "We know what you are doing". Over the course of her speech she stated that the United Kingdom would continue to protect Europe and issued a thinly veiled warning to Putin.

Russia's Foreign Ministry has lashed back at British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying her attack on Russian Federation was an attempt to distract public attention from problems at home.

Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faced questions after a photograph emerged of him alongside Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic who is caught up in the US investigation into Russian influence on the presidential election, amid allegations that he said he had access to "dirt" on Hilary Clinton.

Her comments are in stark contrast to those of President Donald Trump who said last week how he believed in Putin's denial of intervening in the 2016 USA election.

In her speech, she also said the authorities in Myanmar must take "full responsibility" for what "looked like ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people in Rakhine province.

In a major foreign policy speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet at London's Guildhall, which Mrs May described as a "very simple message" for President Putin, she said he must choose a very "different path" from the one that in recent years had seen Moscow annex Crimea, foment conflict in Ukraine and launch cyber attacks on governments and Parliaments across Europe.

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