May says Russia is sowing discord
THERESA May has accused Russia of threatening the international order by “meddling” in elections and spreading fake news in an attempt to “sow discord in the West”.
Attacking Moscow at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at the City of London’s Guildhall, the Prime Minister warned Russian president Vladimir Putin “we know what you are doing” and insisted he would not succeed.
Mrs May also stressed that a comprehensive Brexit trade deal with the EU will help underpin a shared commitment to open economies and free societies as Moscow seeks to undermine Western values.
However, Mrs May also stressed the need to improve relations with Russia to avoid a return to the tensions of the Cold War.