British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is running for the post of leader of the ruling Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the country, accidentally made a reservation that she would support Russian President Vladimir Putin. She made a similar reservation at a meeting with members of the Conservative Party in Exeter.
“I will also continue stand for Vladimir Putin,” Truss promised.
After that, she instantly recovered and said: “stand to Putin.” Then the head of the Foreign Ministry recalled that in response to the special military operation launched by the Russian Federation in Ukraine, the UK introduced “the toughest sanctions regime against Russia” and became the first country to supply Kyiv with weapons.
On July 7, when almost 60 people defiantly left the British government, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation from the post of head of the Conservative Party. He also announced that he would leave the post of head of government as soon as a new Tory leader was elected to lead the cabinet. This should happen on September 5, and either Truss or former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak will become the new prime minister. The outcome of the election of the head of the conservatives will be determined by almost 200 thousand members of the ruling party in voting by mail.