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Kremlin comments on Truss victory

Dmitry Peskov, a Russian diplomat, says Moscow has doubts that the UK’s new prime minister will be able to change the course of relations.

Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesperson said Tuesday that Russia doesn’t expect to see a positive change in its relationship with the UK after Liz Truss was elected as the new British prime Minister.

Sincere to be truthful, according to the statements that Ms Truss made about our country while she was foreign secretary [a PM]Candidate, it is possible to assume that there are no positive changes in the future.,” he told reporters.

Peskov declined to say whether Vladimir Putin intended to congratulate Truss for her win, saying it was better to directly ask him.

On Monday, Liz Truss was elected to lead the Conservative Party and become the UK’s next prime minister following a two-month race against a number of contenders, including former finance minister Rishi Sunak. Truss was victorious by a margin between 57.4% and 42.6%. It was not surprising that Truss won, as she has enjoyed strong support from Tory members in recent polls.

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Moscow responds to London’s threats

Truss, as foreign secretary, has been very hawkish about Russia and strongly condemned Moscow’s military aggression in Ukraine. During her campaign for Tory leadership, she claimed that she had “Stand up [Russian President]Vladimir Putin has targeted Russia with some of the harshest sanctions ever imposed on his regime.”

In late August, a spokesperson for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the ministry Truss was the head of, also suggested that Russia “has no moral right” to attend the G20 summit in Bali scheduled for November due to its “aggression in Ukraine.”

After Boris Johnson, the outgoing prime minister visited Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday to accept his resignation, Liz Truss officially begins her new position. Johnson is stepping down after a string of scandals that have been high-profile and the resignations of top cabinet officials.

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