Newshub18 :Boris Johnson met with the Russian ‘Oligarch’
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has fallen into disrepair. Boris’s mattress is now in turmoil as members of his cabinet resign one by one. In the meantime, a new debate has come to the fore. Boris Johnson is said to have met with Alexander Lebedev, a former Russian oligarch and former KGB official. No British government official was with him at the time. News from the BBC.
The Sunday Times published the first report on the Boris-Lebedev meeting. Alexander Lebedev, the Russian oligarch, owns the Evening Standard, a London-based news outlet. Businessmen and millionaires close to Russian President Vladimir Putin are known as oligarchs. Lebedev once worked for the KGB, a former Soviet intelligence agency. Putin was also a spy for the agency. Since then they have been friends.
Boris made Evgeny Lebedev, the son of Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev, a member of the UK House of Lords in 2020. Controversy has erupted since then, with the nomination a threat to the UK’s national security. The Sunday Times reported that Evgeny’s case had also been identified as a risk by UK intelligence.
During a hearing in the House of Commons committee, Boris Johnson said in response to a question from Labor MP Demi Diana that he had met and talked with Alexander Lebedev at a ceremony in Italy in 2016 when he was foreign minister. No government official was with him at the time.
In the midst of the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, the West has imposed sanctions on Putin and his close allies. News of a meeting with Alexander Lebedev at this time may put new pressure on Boris. Because he is already under a lot of pressure to defend the post of Prime Minister by getting involved in one scandal after another