Europe

UK to urge Russia to change, win back international trust

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, center, talks with Poland's Foreign Minister Withold Waszczykowski, left, and Ireland's Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan during an EU Foreign and Defense ministers meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday, March 6, 2017. The European Union is set to give the greenlight to establish a headquarters for its military training missions in Somalia, Mali and the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, center, talks with Poland's Foreign Minister Withold Waszczykowski, left, and Ireland's Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan during an EU Foreign and Defense ministers meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday, March 6, 2017. The European Union is set to give the greenlight to establish a headquarters for its military training missions in Somalia, Mali and the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

Britain's foreign secretary says he will encourage Russia to change its ways and win back international trust in talks soon with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday that "Russia has to be engaged on a twin-track basis."

Citing Russian cyberattacks and interference in the Balkans and Ukraine, Johnson said: "Let's be very clear, Russia is up to all sorts of no good."

He said "they've got to change. They've got to show that they can be trusted again."

Johnson insisted that no one wants a new Cold War, "so it's vitally important that we try to engage with the Russians ... and we try to shape their policies and help them onto a better path"

The timing of Johnson's visit has yet to be confirmed.