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Jun 30, 2022
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Former Russian Ambassador To Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin: Boris Johnson Is Loathsome; Olaf Scholz Evokes Germany's Military Glory Following The Failure Of His Economic Policy; Germany Fears Russia

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Source: Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)

Former Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said in a June 30, 2022 show on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) that the Russians consider British PM Boris Johnson to be loathsome and laughable, but that people should be wary of the U.K. because it is working with America to destroy the European Union. He also said that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s economic policy is a failure, so he is trying to recall the glory days of Germany’s military, even though this does not scare Russia. For more information on Alexander Zasypkin, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos.9390, 8006, 7746, 6928, 6736, 6515, 6273, 6204, 6106, 5419, 5360, and 5165.

Alexander Zasypkin: "British (PM Boris Johnson) is loathsome. His statements are laughable. In Russia, they laugh a lot when they hear this prime minister. So, we are asking ourselves: where are the glory days of the British Army?

"Today, there is an accumulation of statements by Johnson and the Minister of Defense or the Foreign Minister, I am not sure... They act as if they have no self-discipline and are free to launch such random propaganda attacks against Russia. However, we know that the British intelligence services are good at their jobs and so we should be wary of British actions behind our backs. Britain wants to destroy the EU, and that is clear. Britain is working with America towards the end.

"The Europeans see the danger and are powering through, no matter what. I mean Germany. And at the same time, they recall the glory days of the German military. There has been a change in the perception of German capability. Merkel, like her predecessors, relied on the economy, but Scholz failed in his economic [policy], so he recalls the military glory days. This is meant to scare us, but we know that they are the ones fearing Russia."

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