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May Governed in ‘Very Difficult’ Time for Russia-U.K. Ties – Kremlin

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British Prime Minister Theresa May led her country at a difficult period for its ties with Russia, the Kremlin said after she announced her resignation on Friday.

May said she will step down on June 7, ending her three-year tenure following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in 2016 and deepening the Brexit crisis. The Conservative Party is expected to choose her successor in mid-July.

“Mrs. May’s premiership falls on a very difficult period for our bilateral relations,” Interfax quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.

Peskov said he could not recall “offhand” May’s contribution to Russian-British ties.

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