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Johnson Plans Brexit Bill, Putin Talks in Pivot From Scandal

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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson this week will introduce a “Brexit freedom bill” and hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he shifts gears from from the “partygate” scandal engulfing the U.K. prime minister. 

With Foreign Secretary Liz Truss warning that it’s “highly likely” that Putin is looking to invade Ukraine, Johnson is planning to travel to the region in the coming days and to speak with the Russian leader this week. He’s also introducing legislation to make it easier to remove European Union laws from British statute books.