Kremlin says Johnson's claim about Putin missile threat a 'lie'
MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Monday (Jan 30) dismissed as a "lie" accusations from former British prime minister Boris Johnson that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally threatened him with a missile attack.
"What Mr Johnson said is not true. More precisely it's a lie," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"Moreover, this is either a conscious lie — then you need to ask Mr Johnson for what purpose he chose this version of events — or it was unintentional and in fact he didn't understand what President Putin was talking to him about."
The apparent threat came in a telephone call just before Moscow ordered troops into Ukraine in February 2022, according to a new BBC documentary to be broadcast on Monday.
"I know what was discussed during this conversation... There were no missile threats," Mr Peskov said. AFP