Lavrov, Johnson hope for better UK-Russia ties in first talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Thursday pledged to improve battered ties between the two nations in their first phone talks, Moscow said. During the call initiated by London, Russia’s veteran top diplomat Lavrov congratulated gaffe-prone Johnson on his surprise appointment as Britain’s foreign minister last month. “Both sides expressed hope for the normalisation of Russian-British ties,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

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