— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) April 8, 2017
The Russian embassy shared a bit of the famous “1812 Overture” by the great Russian composer, written to commemorate Russia’s victory over Napoleon’s army in the Patriotic War of 1812. The triumphant piece is often played at various outdoor events, especially during fireworks, having become a popular reference to the milestone event both in Europe and in the US.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 8, 2017
The UK diplomat called off his trip to Russia, saying he’d rather meet with his G7 counterparts and discuss Moscow’s stance on the Syrian issue.
US missile strike against Syria: does a lie turn into truth if backed by crude force (esp. with 36 missiles out of 59 lost in translation)? pic.twitter.com/WBQqsTgM61
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) April 7, 2017
Johnson, who was due to have a business lunch with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and then hold a joint press conference on Monday, said his decision not to go was backed by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
This could be the beginning of a potential war with Russia in Syria. The US missile strike on Assad’s top airbase has forced the hand of Vladimir Putin in Syria. Either the US and Russia come up with a mutual agreement to stop the civil war and restrain Assad, or we will surely get dragged into a war neither side wants.