Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected allegations by British Prime Minister David Cameron that Russia would welcome Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
“The British people have decided to leave the European Union. We have never interfered with the process,” said the Russian President. “Apparently, some formal procedures associated with this vote will follow. We will continue to carefully monitor the situation.”
“Britain has voted to leave the European Union and I think others will follow suit,” announced Leader of Russia’s nationalist Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky. “NATO, the Schengen Agreement and the euro will fall apart. So hail the Russian Ruble and the development of relations between Russia and the democratic nations of Europe.”
“Cameron’s political fate was bound to this referendum,” explained Foreign Committee of the State Duma Alexei Pushkov. “He used Russia and Putin to scare people. This didn’t help him and after that of course, he had to resign.”
Vladimir Putin said on Friday he did not expect Britain’s vote would influence the economic sanctions imposed on Russia but announced that he was ready for dialogue with the European Union.