21 Mar 2018

Johnson agrees Putin will use World Cup as Hitler used Olympics

Europe Editor and Presenter

Boris Johnson has waded into the diplomatic row with Russia over the poisoning of a former spy on British soil, agreeing that the way Vladimir Putin is using the World Cup in Russia as a “PR exercise” is comparable to how Hitler used the 1936 Olympics. For their part, the Russian foreign ministry invited all foreign ambassadors in Russia to attend a meeting in Moscow, where it accused Britain of “Russiaphobia” and having an “island mentality”.