Kremlin Calls Johnson Likening Putin to Hitler 'Disgusting'

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The Kremlin on Thursday said British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had made "disgusting" comments about President Vladimir Putin seeking to exploit Russia's World Cup in the way Adolf Hitler had used the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

"This is a completely disgusting statement. This is beneath the foreign minister of any country. Of course it is offensive and unacceptable," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

The previous day Johnson agreed with a fellow British MP who had suggested that "Putin is going to use it in the way Hitler used the 1936 Olympics", as a propaganda exercise.

"I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right," the minister replied, envisaging Putin "glorying in this sporting event".

The comments came amid an escalating war of words between Russia and Britain over the poisoning of a Russian former double agent on British soil this month. Moscow denies involvement in the case. 

Johnson also called for Russian guarantees over the safety of England fans at the World Cup. 

Comments 5
Thumb s.o.s 22 March 2018, 13:12

Typical double standards by the Britz.

Putin took Crimea, the Britz compare him to the genocidal Hitler yet the Ruskies lost millions of men fighting him like no other Western nation.
Israel took the Golan, the Britz didn't compare the Zionists to Hitler yet they should have.

Thumb s.o.s 22 March 2018, 14:00

LoL but very accurate autobiography!!!!

Thumb justice 22 March 2018, 17:34

looooool

Thumb collector 22 March 2018, 14:19

Johnson shoulda known better, Putin in more Stalin than Hitler.

Thumb Puppet 22 March 2018, 14:48

I have the utmost respect for Mr. Putin and General Aoun because both were democratically elected with an overwhelming majority of the votes.