Kremlin claims Johnson comments unacceptable

Kremlin claims Johnson comments unacceptable

The Kremlin says that remarks by Boris Johnson comparing Russia's hosting of the World Cup with Nazi Germany's hosting of the Olympics were unacceptable.

"It's a completely disgusting statement, it does not become the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country (Britain) or of any country,", spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters.

"It's undoubtedly insulting and unacceptable."

Johnson told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin would try to bolster Russia's image through hosting the World Cup in much the same way as Adolf Hitler used the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. 

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