Moscow refers to the Brexit as an internal matter of the UK, but analyzes its possible consequences for Russia, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“We belong to the Brexit as an internal matter of the UK and see it as the relationship of London and Brussels — from that perspective. Of course, we analyze the possible consequences for Russia, for example, in the economic sphere may in some other areas — financial… Well in a purely applied fields,” Zakharova said at a briefing in Moscow.
The diplomat stressed that Russia has “no relationship to Brexit, because it is an internal affair of the UK.”
“This is absolutely the area of responsibility of the British themselves and of course their interactions and relationships with the very European Union”, — said Zakharov.
On Wednesday, the British Prime Minister, Theresa may, formally launched the process of a British exit from the EU, passing the head of the European Council Donald Tusk, a letter of notification. According to the rules set forth in the 50th article of the Lisbon Treaty, leaving the EU, Britain will have to leave the Association on March 29, 2019 — exactly two years after the start Brexit.