Johnson soll laut britischer Presse behauptet haben, Putin hätte ihm bei einem Telefongespräch vor fast einem Jahr mit einem Raketenangriff gedroht. Der Kreml sagt, das sei gelogen:
MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened him with the use of missiles during a telephone call in February are a lie, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.
Journalists asked Peskov to comment on Johnson’s remarks, cited by the British press, that during a telephone conversation on February 2, 2022, Putin had "sort of threatened" him mentioning missiles.
"What was said by Mr. Johnson is untrue. To be more precise, this is a lie," Peskov insisted, adding that if it was a deliberate lie it raises the question as to why Johnson interpreted the developments this way. Otherwise, in his words, the former British prime minister simply "did not understand" what Putin was talking about. "Then, it makes one feel somewhat awkward about our president’s interlocutors," he noted.