Johnson Finds Himself in Isolation After Demanding New Sanctions Against Russia
When UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson proposed to impose new sanctions on Russia amid the situation in Syria, he hoped to receive an ovation from other EU countries or at least their approval. However, his calculation proved wrong, German newspaper Die Zeit wrote
Earlier, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in an article for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper that Moscow should "make a sensible compromise," withdraw its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and join the international coalition fighting Daesh.
He also had canceled his visit to Moscow, scheduled for April 10, due to the recent developments in Syria having said that his priority was to maintain positive relations with the United States and other countries in the run up to the G-7 meeting.