January 26, 2018 / 12:09 PM / in 7 months

Russia: British defence minister has lost his grasp on reason - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday that comments by Britain’s defence minister showed he had lost his understanding of what was reasonable, RIA news agency reported.

Spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev/Files

“It is likely he has lost his grasp on reason,” RIA quoted ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying.

British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson said in an interview that Russia was looking to damage the British economy by attacking its infrastructure, which could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths”.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; writing by Maria Tsvetkova; editing by Jack Stubbs

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