MOSCOW-  The Kremlin has described remarks by British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson as “disgusting”, after he compared Russia’s hosting of the soccer world cup later this year with Nazi Germany’s hosting of the Olympics.

Johnson told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin attempt to try improve and Russia’s image through hosting the soccer showpiece in much the same way as Adolf Hitler used the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the comments are undoubtedly insulting and unacceptable.

The Russian Foreign Ministry event in Moscow attended by dozens of foreign diplomats and broadcast on state TV on Wednesday, the two sides launched sharp allegations against each other over the nerve agent attack.

Emma Nottingham, a British diplomat, said that London had concluded it was “highly likely” that Moscow was behind the attempted assassination of the Skripals for four reasons, she said,

“The identification of the chemical agent by our world leading scientists, our knowledge that Russia has previously produced this agent … Russia’s record in conducting state-sponsored assassinations … and our assessment that Russia views defectors as legitimate targets.”

The British claimed that the Russian government is running an assassination program to eliminate their enemies, whilst the Russians said the British carried out the attack of the posioning former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in England.

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