PressTV-UK must prepare for Russian retaliation: Johnson

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned that the United Kingdom must take precautionary measures to protect itself from possible Russian retaliation following the recent US-UK-French airstrikes on Syria, where Moscow is helping the government in fighting foreign-sponsored terrorists.

Johnson made the remarks in an interview on Sunday, a day after the armed forces of the US, Britain and France launched a barrage of cruise missiles on three different targets in Syria, saying it was the right thing to do to deter the further use of chemical weapons.

Johnson accused Russia of having a track record of launching cyberattacks on infrastructure and interfering in the democratic processes of other countries, probably referring to the alleged Russian interference into the 2016 US presidential election.

The US and its allies had been threatening Damascus with military action since April 7, when a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian…

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