‘One monster after another’ – Russia’s ex-president on UK leaders — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, will continue the « tradition » started by his predecessor Boris Johnson as he completed his term « in disgrace. »
Truss, a former foreign secretary in Johnson’s Conservative government, officially became prime minister on Tuesday.
Speaking to Telegram on Wednesday, Medvedev, who is currently deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, commented on the succession of governments in the UK: « Exit the weird guy, enter the weird lady. » He described the new PM as « an incompetent, mediocre thermonuclear Russophobe who has no elementary ideas about politics, history, geography, but wants to defeat Russia in everything. »
The former president added that Truss, the third female prime minister in British history, is trying to emulate the first, Margaret Thatcher, « without having even 5% of his abilities, » and hopes to cope with the energy crisis and rising food inflation, which « the result of his own crazy sanctions drills. »
In his first statement to Downing Street, Truss claimed the energy crisis was caused by « Putin’s War. »
“She will quarrel with everyone, fail in everything and leave in disgrace, like her predecessor, the hairy Boriska. It seems that in Britain, famous for its traditions, a new tradition has emerged,” wrote Medvedev.
Earlier Wednesday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claimed that the selection of Liz Truss as prime minister signals a « crisis of democracy » and that his electoral victory as leader of the Conservatives had nothing to do with the will of the people, « since the system of indirect elections dominates the Anglo-Saxon duo. »
Truss gained notoriety in Russia when he visited Moscow in February, days before the launch of the military operation in Ukraine. Truss, then foreign secretary, confused Russia’s Voronezh and Rostov regions with Ukrainian regions and told his counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, that London would never recognize Russia’s sovereignty over those regions. According to reports, she was later corrected by Deborah Bronnert, the UK ambassador. Lavrov described the meeting with the Foreign Minister as a conversation « to a deaf person ».
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