Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov refused to comment on the statement of his British colleagues that the results of the referendum on Brexit cheered Russian President Vladimir Putin. Lavrov said that he had no medical education. “Therefore, medical cases do not comment”, — said the head of diplomatic office (quoted by “Interfax”).
The results of the referendum on leaving the EU Lavrov called “an internal affair of the English people”. “There is an arithmetic data of the referendum is the will of the people of great Britain. Decide for yourself,” said he, when he was asked to answer, whose victory was the outcome of the vote.
About the reaction of Vladimir Putin on Brexit, the Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Philip Hammond spoke on Friday morning. “I suspect that today he will experience less pressure and feel more cheerful,” said he.
In turn, the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul called Putin “the winner” following the vote in Britain. The loser of the referendum — the EU, UK, USA who believe in the usefulness of a strong, United, democratic Europe,” said McFaul. He added that Putin is not responsible for the referendum. “Putin is not to blame! [Prime Minister David] Cameron’s fault. Putin just won,” he said.
That the referendum in Britain is an internal affair of the country, said earlier the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. He promised that Putin will speak about it later. At the St. Petersburg economic forum, Russian President refused to Express their views on Brexit. He said that Russia wants to conduct a dialogue with a strong Europe will treat any outcome of the vote with respect.
For withdrawal from the EU in a referendum voted 51.9% of voters in the UK. Negotiations on withdrawal from the EU should take two years. Cameron after the announcement of results of voting has already announced his imminent resignation, saying that the British need a new Prime Minister. From his post, Cameron has promised to leave before the autumn.