13:13 Jun. 24, 2016
Russian officials claim other EU states will want to leave the "zone of U.S. influence"
UK's exit from the EU has been praised by several Russian lawmakers, known for their controversial statements and attitude towards Brussels. Some of them even claim, other European states will want to follow in the footsteps of the United Kingdom, and will announce more votes on their membership in the EU.
"It's a real heroic deed for the British people. The rural, working men of the UK said no to the alliance, created by the financial mafia and globalists ", Russia's epatage MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky said, according to Ukrainian news agency UNIAN.
Zhirinovsky, famous for his rather radical statements such as offering to drop a nuclear bomb on a European island, also called for British PM David Cameron to immediately resign after the vote.
Another Russian lawmaker Gennady Zyuganov, who is the leader of the Communist Party, also couldn't hide his happiness.
"England has firmly said, while America is a "big brother", they want to rule their country themselves. I personally am extremely satisfied with the outcome of the British referendum. I'm sure the Netherlands, France will soon follow the UK. Italy is also obviously not satisfied with the EU", Zyuganov claimed.
He also promised Russia would "maximally strengthen" connections with the United Kingdome.
Alexey Pushkov, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Russian Parliament, stated that "Brexit will weaken the EU, in a blow to American interests, because Washington wants to control the Union".
He also said, after this fiasco, EU will not allow anymore referendums on memberships. "If there are more votes in other countries, they will also want to leave the Union and undermine Brussels' policy towards Ukraine".
The referendum, which decided the fate of U.K.'s membership in the E.U. took place on June 23, 2016. The Leave camp won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the E.U. Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the E.U.