Lavrov meets Boris Johnson in first UK foreign secretary visit to Moscow in 5 years

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) shakes hands with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Moscow, December 22, 2017 © Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. He is the first British foreign secretary to visit Russia in five years, amid strained relations between the two countries.

The two nations have fallen out over a range of issues, including the Ukrainian crisis and the Syrian war.

Johnson and Lavrov are expected to discuss UK-Russia ties as well as international issues.


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