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Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson

May 8, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson.

The President of Russia and the Prime Minister of Great Britain exchanged greetings on the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazism, which became one of the greatest events of the 20th century and an example of unprecedented cooperation between the countries of the anti-Hitler coalition.

Vladimir Putin noted in part that Russia remembers the exploits of the British sailors, participants in the Arctic convoys, owing to which the Soviet army and industry received arms and equipment needed during the war.

In turn, speaking on behalf of the British people, Boris Johnson expressed gratitude for the decisive contribution of the Soviet Union and its Armed Forces to the victory over the common enemy. It was stated that the combat community of the wartime years is a reminder of the importance of pooling efforts in countering current challenges and threats, including the coronavirus pandemic.

Both leaders expressed willingness to develop dialogue and cooperation on matters on the agenda of Russian-British relations and in solving urgent international issues.

May 8, 2020