Boris Johnson to visit Moscow in coming weeks

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is to visit Moscow in coming weeks.

It was announced today by the UK Foreign Office, Censor.NET reports citing ВВС.

The meeting will focus on the relationship between the UK and Russia, as well as issues involving Syria and Ukraine. The timings and details of the visit will be released soon.

"The prime minister and the foreign secretary have made clear that our policy towards Russia is to 'engage but beware' and the visit is entirely consistent with this approach. This is not a return to business as usual and the foreign secretary will continue to be robust on those issues where we differ," the UK Foreign Office spokesperson said.

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A Foreign Office source insisted that the visit did not signal any shift in UK policy towards Russia. Boris Johnson is not going to reset the relationship. He has been clear in his calls with Lavrov that this can't happen till they change course on issues such as Ukraine.

On March 1, Boris Johnson visited Kyiv to show Ukraine 100% UK support against the Russian aggression. The agenda of the visit included the issue of peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas, the state of human rights in Russian-occupied Crimea, the ongoing reform process, the EU-Ukraine relations, and the prospects of the Normandy format talks.

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