Europe weaker because of Brexit, says Russian deputy prime minister

Arkady Dvorkovich denies claims that Vladimir Putin wanted Brexit in order to help undermine the EU

Brexit has weakened Europe, Russia’s deputy prime minister has warned, and insisted he would rather the EU had remained stronger.

As pro-Europe protesters planned to stage rallies across the UK on Saturday, Arkady Dvorkovich told BBC Newsnight: “The British decision to leave Europe made Europe a little bit weaker at this point. The whole process of getting away from Europe is a difficult one and creates more uncertainties.

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