Russia slams UK for betraying values

(L) British Prime Minister David Cameron, (R) Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of betraying humanitarian values because of his support for militant gangs in Syria.

Putin strongly slammed Cameron and his government along with other Western powers of attempting to arm terrorist gangs who Å“kill their enemies and eat their organs”.

Å“Is it them you want to supply with weapons? Then this probably has little relation to humanitarian values that have been preached in Europe for hundreds of years,” Putin said before the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.

The Russian president was referring to video footage on the internet, which showed an insurgent in Syria eating the heart of a government soldier.

Putin then insisted that Russia would continue to support the recognised Å“legitimate government” in Syria and called on other nations to respect the same regulations.

After an hour discussion with Cameron in London, Putinâ„¢s spokesman told The Independent newspaper that Britain and Russia remained as far apart as ever regarding Syria.

Other senior political figures in the UK also urged Cameron not to interfere in Syriaâ„¢s affairs.

Conservative MP Julian Lewis warned the British government not to get involved and predicted that Cameron would struggle to get MPs to agree to arm gangs in Syria.

Former head of the British army Lord Dannatt also cautioned against interfering with the unrest in Syria and insisted that the UK should not forget Å“those lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan”.

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This article originally appeared on: Press TV