Peskov hopes Boris Johnson to adopt more diplomatic rhetoric

 Peskov hopes Boris Johnson to adopt more diplomatic rhetoric

Kremlin hopes that newly-appointed UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will adopt a more diplomatic rhetoric in the future in comparison with some of his previous statements, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Answering a question on how Moscow assesses previous harsh statements that Boris Johnson made about the Russian president, Peskov said that Johnson "at his previous post  did not influence UK’s foreign policy in any way and did not express London’s official position." 

"The importance of his current position will definitely make him adopt a different rhetoric, a more diplomatic one," TASS cited him as saying.

At the same time, the Kremlin spokesman refused to comment on Johnson’s appointment as UK Foreign Secretary. "You should probably address this question to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is wrong to comment on this from the Kremlin," Peskov noted.

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