The head of the British Foreign Office was asked why London supported the Chechen separatists, but opposes the Donbass


On February 9, British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss flew to Moscow for talks with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The next day, during a joint press conference, the British minister was asked a series of questions from media representatives from different countries.


The RT journalist asked two questions. First, he reminded Truss that in the 90s, Great Britain openly supported the Chechen separatists, who committed a lot of terrorist attacks in Russia. Moreover, London at one time received the leaders of Chechen fighters at the highest level, emphasizing their "legitimacy".

Why did Britain then support the Chechen separatists so much, although it knew that they were carrying out terrorist attacks, and now do not provide such support to the separatists in eastern Ukraine?

the journalist asked.

Boris Johnson, your boss, recently said that talking to Sergey Lavrov and Vladimir Putin is pointless - "it's a mission doomed to fail." Have you changed your mind or are you still here participating in a mission that is doomed to failure?

– the journalist immediately asked the second question.

Truss did not actually answer any of the questions, trying to get out of an uncomfortable position with a set of formulaic answers.

I am trying to convey to the Russian government that Ukraine will fight, and it will be a very protracted and long conflict. For the safety of our people and Europe as a whole, we must do everything we can to prevent a war in Ukraine. That is why I am here. Russia and Great Britain are permanent members of the UN Security Council. I believe that there are better ways and I hope that on behalf of Boris Johnson I can do something in this direction.

she replied.

The journalist was not satisfied with this answer, and once again asked the British Minister to comment on the questions asked earlier.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is indeed in favor of a diplomatic settlement in cooperation with NATO allies. That is why I am in Moscow today, to make as much progress as possible and to move these negotiations forward. I have made this very clear. I will not go into details of what happened in the past (speaking of London's support for Chechen fighters), we live in the present, and in the present we have the Minsk agreements on Donbassthat have been coordinated and are gradually being implemented. The first step is to achieve a ceasefire. Russia must withdraw heavy weapons from the region and then we will make progress

she said.

It should be noted that Lavrov skeptically called the talks "a conversation between the deaf and the dumb."

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  1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 10 February 2022 18: 04
    +9
    On what highway was this Lisa found? ...
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 10 February 2022 18: 25
      -3
      perhaps on the Yaroslavl highway ... the anidag has grown old laughing
      1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
        alexneg13 (Alexander) 11 February 2022 16: 30
        +1
        They "retire" early, so this highway pensioner went to work in the "fog" MFA, because the specifics are the same as on the highway.
  2. Siberia55 Offline Siberia55
    Siberia55 (Yuri) 10 February 2022 18: 42
    +4
    What answers to journalists can be in her confusion? She read all the negotiations text on a piece of paper. And there is nothing written about Chechen separatists
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 10 February 2022 18: 47
    +4
    The time of the iron ladies is irretrievably gone, the time of the wooden ones has come.
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  4. Dan Offline Dan
    Dan (Daniel) 10 February 2022 18: 59
    +1
    What can you talk about with a person who absolutely does not delve into the topic of the upcoming negotiations? After all, she was preparing to discuss the withdrawal of Russian troops from the borders of Ukraine and did not even bother to look at the map of the topic under discussion!!! The woman holding the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, completely illiterate in these matters, in response to Lavrov's question, directly denied Russia's sovereignty over the Rostov and Voronezh regions. I think this is her last visit to Russia.
  5. tulip Offline tulip
    tulip 10 February 2022 19: 49
    0
    Ukraine, by the way, was also noted for helping Chechen fighters. Chechen separatist centers were opened in Kiev and Lvov in the 90s, Chechen fighters were treated in hospitals of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Ukraine sent its mercenaries to fight in Chechnya on the territory of Russia and kill Russians, one of the routes for supplying Chechen fighters passed through Ukraine, and so on. That is, Ukraine long before the Maidan climbed into the internal affairs of Russia and supported separatism in Russia. And now they are yelling that Russia has no right to support the Donbass and interfere in the internal affairs of Ukraine...
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 10 February 2022 19: 57
      +2
      Ukraine was marked by the help of Nazi Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Sweden, the Ottoman Empire, the Commonwealth, etc. Against Russia, always the first in the volunteers.
    2. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
      EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 11 February 2022 09: 12
      0
      I'll say more. A bunch of wounded Basmachi were treated in Crimean sanatoriums and groups of bandits were trained in the Crimean mountains.
  6. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
    sharp-lad (Oleg) 10 February 2022 20: 46
    +1
    It's time to give the Scots and Irish friendly support in gaining freedom from the yoke of impudent Saxony!
    1. Volga073 Offline Volga073
      Volga073 (MIKLE) 11 February 2022 06: 32
      +1
      And the Maldives - down with the invaders.
  7. Alexey Konyaev Offline Alexey Konyaev
    Alexey Konyaev (Alexey Konyaev) 10 February 2022 22: 00
    +1
    Sergey Viktorovich rolled this aunt into a bay leaf!))
  8. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 11 February 2022 06: 00
    -6
    The head of the British Foreign Office was asked why London supported the Chechen separatists, but opposes the Donbass

    - Immediately another sacramental question arises: why did Moscow put pressure on the Chechen separatists, but stood up in defense of the separatists of Donbass?! laughing lol
    Symmetry is perfect... wink
    1. Uncle Vanya Susanin (Ivan) 11 February 2022 09: 05
      +5
      Symmetry is perfect...

      Exactly, exactly, the Donetsk terrorists are constantly blowing up a bus in Kiev, then seizing a hospital in Kharkov, and recently they got loose, the theater in Lvov was seized with a hundred hostages, and which is typical precisely when there was a performance about the heroes of the UPA, what are these terrorists generally allow it, it’s not without reason that the entire progressive world community puts the LDNR on the same level as the terrorists from ISIS !!!
    2. tulip Offline tulip
      tulip 11 February 2022 09: 35
      0
      your sacramental questions are stupid, because your mirror is cloudy))) Moscow fought not with separatists, but with terrorists in Chechnya - and your Svidomo court of the Donbass militias still cannot recognize terrorists - the militias do not want to blow up kindergartens and houses in Kiev capture in Lvov))) Only ukrokarately kill civilians. And after the coup in Kiev, it’s somehow funny when the junta that seized power calls someone separatists)
    3. tian shan Offline tian shan
      tian shan (tian shan) 12 February 2022 13: 12
      0
      Well, yes, mostly Ukrainians with dill citizenship live in Chechnya
  9. sgr291158 Offline sgr291158
    sgr291158 (Sergei) 11 February 2022 06: 15
    0
    In stupid. She was accepted according to the announcement on the pole.
  10. Volga073 Offline Volga073
    Volga073 (MIKLE) 11 February 2022 06: 31
    0
    What's up with the Maldives and Northern Ireland?
    When will the occupation end?
  11. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 11 February 2022 10: 27
    -2
    - and your Svidomo court of the Donbass militias still cannot recognize terrorists - the militias do not want to blow up houses in Kiev and capture kindergartens in Lvov))) Only ukrokarately kill civilians.

    - The fact that the militias in the Donbass do not blow up houses and hospitals in the rest of Ukraine is an honor and praise to them.

    If suddenly a coup takes place in Moscow and the Russian junta seizes power, does this mean that someone from the outside will have similar rights - to tear pieces from the territory of Russia?!
    1. tulip Offline tulip
      tulip 11 February 2022 11: 15
      +1
      leave your thoughts about how the evil Russians came to peaceful Chechens - they won’t work here)))) Before the troops entered Chechnya, more than 600 thousand Russians were killed, driven into slavery, raped and robbed by "peaceful" Chechens))) And this was for several years before the introduction of troops. And in the Donbass your ukrokarateli priperlis immediately after the coup d'etat and began to kill those who do not agree that Bandera is a crap. In the Donbass, they did not immediately want departments - they just wanted a normal attitude towards themselves - and they began to be killed.
      The militias are generally not seen in war crimes, unlike your ukrokarately. Even your Goebbels propaganda cannot in any way link the actions of the militias to terrorism.
      I have already written many times - if a coup d'état occurs in Moscow, as in Ukraine, and people come to power who, for example, will call for the killing of Bashkirs, then Bashkiria will have every right to withdraw from such a "new" Russia and I will support its withdrawal. So the exit of Crimea and Donbass from Nazi Bandera Ukraine is quite natural - people do not want to live with Nazi scum and this is their full right. And if in Ukraine they finally understand that Ukraine does NOT have internationally recognized borders - and they stop singing their Svidomo songs about a united and indivisible Ukraine - then everyone will be fine)
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    3. Alex_Ko Offline Alex_Ko
      Alex_Ko (Alexander) 11 February 2022 21: 05
      +2
      If suddenly a coup takes place in Moscow and the Russian junta seizes power, does this mean that someone from the outside will have similar rights - to tear pieces from the territory of Russia?!

      Come on, all these arguments about justice and law, this is all for an exalted public. In fact, all actions of absolutely all countries, as state entities, are possible and limited only by their ability to use force or other methods of expansion with impunity.
      Little Russia was torn to pieces and without asking anyone about any rights to this? So for decency they invented weak reasons, and forward. Until recently, only the presence of nuclear weapons in the counterparties kept the world from large, large-scale wars. Without it, everyone would have fought against everyone since the late 1950s. And Russia is no better or worse than other countries, big capital needs to expand its living space. Our world eaters are a little restrained only by the fact that in our country there is still quite a lot of space in all respects, where you can still grow. But the germs of external expansion are already visible, on the example of the same Africa. Unfortunately, today nuclear weapons are no longer a deterrent for some in power. There can be a long discussion about why this happens. Simplified, probably because a change of several generations has passed and the horrors of the Second World War with those crimes against humanity that occurred then have been erased from the collective memory. The black-and-white footage of the bombings of Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the ruins of Stalingrad, footage of people falling dead in besieged Leningrad, footage of thousands of burned Russian villages and cities have ceased to frighten. And here you can blame the American dream factory and all those who imitate it, creating a myriad of films in which the idea of ​​​​the total destruction of everything and everyone is a refrain. Where the price of human life is not even a penny. It is impossible to throw off the shield and what level of education those people have, on whose will the fate of hundreds of millions of people depends. How can a politician confusing Gestapo and gazpacho make adequate decisions. What can be expected from an official who does not know geography in the volume of the fifth grade of high school, whose duties include, among other things, the solution of territorial problems. It is very dangerous when fateful decisions are made by people who do not represent the consequences of their actions and who do not represent the real essence of the circumstances of modern times.
  12. AntoxaRus Offline AntoxaRus
    AntoxaRus (Anton) 11 February 2022 10: 45
    +1
    The head of the British Foreign Office was asked why London supported the Chechen separatists, but opposes the Donbass

    - short for "because"
    1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
      alexneg13 (Alexander) 11 February 2022 16: 43
      +1
      It's like in a joke: An Uzbek gets a job in a taxi. In Russian, he knows only the phrase - "how are you." At the first exit, he sits down the passenger and, to establish confidence from the passenger, says the phrase - "how are you doing?". The answer is no less prosaic: - "Because."
  13. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 11 February 2022 11: 32
    +1
    The most outrageous thing is that after the visit our Foreign Ministry did not announce that it asked not to send such an ignorant public as diplomats. And if there are no others left in the UK, it is better not to send anyone. But in response to the non-recognition of Russia's sovereignty over Voronezh and Rostov, everyone delicately kept silent: this is the representative of London, where all our valuables are: children, wives ... We'd better wipe ourselves after spitting once again, we are familiar.
  14. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 11 February 2022 11: 32
    -3
    Quote: Mikhail Alekseev
    leave your thoughts about how the evil Russians came to peaceful Chechens - they won’t work here)))) Before the troops entered Chechnya, more than 600 thousand Russians were killed, driven into slavery, raped and robbed by "peaceful" Chechens))) And this was for several years before the introduction of troops.

    - There, the entire population of Chechnya was 1 307 071 people at the end of 1994
    - To rape and rob 600 000 Russians - where did they import them from??

    I have already written many times - if a coup d'état occurs in Moscow, as in Ukraine, and people come to power who, for example, will call for the killing of Bashkirs, then Bashkiria will have every right to withdraw from such a "new" Russia and I will support its withdrawal.

    - And if they are honest Russian nationalists?!

    So the exit of Crimea and Donbass from Nazi Bandera Ukraine is quite natural - people do not want to live with Nazi kami and this is their full right. And if in Ukraine they finally understand that Ukraine does NOT have internationally recognized borders - and they stop singing their Svidomo songs about a united and indivisible Ukraine - then everyone will be fine)

    - But what about the "Budapest Memorandum" signed by Russia?

    Signed:
    Leonid Kuchma
    Boris Yeltsin
    John Major
    Bill Clinton.

    Parties:
    Ukraine
    Russia
    United Kingdom
    USA

    And you correctly wrote about your Khokhlyatsky "what about us?"))) You spoiled Russia long before the Maidan and Russia was silent. When Russia began to answer you, you immediately began to wail "what about us?")))

    - Where did "my Khokhlyatskoye" come from? - Actually, I have been living in Israel for a long time, before that I lived in Russia all my life, I never had any Khokhlyat roots or relatives there ... laughing lol I just waited 8 years impatiently - when will you take Novorossiya?! wink I didn’t wait, and I already see that I won’t wait ... No. repeat
    1. tulip Offline tulip
      tulip 11 February 2022 11: 45
      +1
      yes, count up - hundreds of thousands of Russians lived in Chechnya under the USSR and after the collapse, and Grozny is a fortress city founded by Russians. If you are not aware of this, but you are trying to impose your Svidomo history on me here, like there were never Russians in Chechnya, and you Ukrainians dug the Black Sea and Bandera built Sevastopol, then this is not for me))) You can push this nonsense of yours to others)))
      Where are the honest nationalists? I wrote - if a coup d'état takes place in Moscow and those who want to kill some of the inhabitants come to power - then these residents can secede from such a new Russia and I will support them.
      There is no way with the Budapest memorandum - it's just a piece of paper that no one has ratified. But the fact that Ukraine, long before the Maidan, began to violate the Great Treaty of 97 with Russia is a fact. It is also a fact that Ukraine and Russia do not have internationally recognized borders between themselves))) According to all international laws, for example, Crimea is neither Russian nor Ukrainian, paradoxically) Yatsenyuk tried to unilaterally demarcate the borders after the Maidan - but even in the West he did not support. Therefore, the establishment of borders between Russia and Ukraine is still ahead and the strongest will win)))
      Russia cannot take something in one day. We are not Ukrainians who jump on the Maidan and mriyut that tomorrow they will immediately have lace truffles and a salary of 100 thousand euros a day))) Russia is doing everything slowly - is it good or bad - another question. But Russia will not succeed faster for many reasons.
      1. alexneg13 Offline alexneg13
        alexneg13 (Alexander) 11 February 2022 16: 52
        +3
        And it doesn't need to be faster. These are not Bandera rabbits ... These are American mattress pads that cannot be tolerated, ... they have always been let down by a false start and the consistency that they throw at the fan.
        1. tulip Offline tulip
          tulip 11 February 2022 17: 22
          +1
          yes, they were in a hurry with the Maidan))) they gave such trump cards to Russia that they themselves did not expect)