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Putin Says Russia Did Not Influence Britain's Vote To Leave EU

Russia and the United Kingdom have never been closest chums, but then neither have Russia and the European union. So when the UK voted to leave the EU, the enemy of Russia's enemy became friend. Russians are, apparently, BIG fans of Britain's Brexit and how it hurts the EU.

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The EU imposed economic sanctions on Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea beginning in 2014, and its support of Ukrainian separatists. That incursion, in turn, was a response to pro-EU protests in Ukraine. Russia pressured Ukraine's then-president to back away from a possible EU membership, which ultimately resulted in the government being overthrown. Current president Petro Poroshenko signed a treaty with the European Union several months later, so Russia didn't get its way, even if it did get Crimea back. Basically, Ukraine's people and government chose the EU over Russia, and Russia's been sore ever since. So seeing the EU lose another, far more valuable appendage seems to have struck a chord.

Ukraine's response to the vote, by the way? Its Twitter thirst continues.

On Russia's Facebook-like social network VK, the mood was cheery.

"Yay! Now there will be one less star on the EU's flag. #brexit"

A symbol of Russia eats one of the EU's fish.

Queen Elizabeth II says "bye bye!" leaves the EU leaders to drown, and they (and possibly ISIS supporters?) ask "what about us?"

"Today we'll drink a glass of English ale for #brexit"

President Vladimir Putin said that he understood Britain's decision, because "no one wants to feed weak economies" and the EU's "migration process" was making Britons feel less secure.

Putin also bristled at career-torpedoing British prime minister David Cameron's attempt to win remain votes by saying Putin would want British people to vote to leave, saying it was "low-level political culture" for Cameron to claim he knew how Putin felt about the Brexit vote.

The post Guess Who Is Loving The Brexit Vote? The Russians appeared first on Vocativ.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: People react to a regional EU referendum result at the Leave.EU campaign's referendum party at Millbank Tower on June 23, 2016 in London, England. The United Kingdom has gone to the polls to decide whether or not the country wishes to remain within the European Union. After a hard fought campaign from both REMAIN and LEAVE the vote is too close to call. A result on the referendum is expected on Friday morning.(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Paul Nuttall, member of the European parliament, center, reacts to regional European Union (EU) results being announced at the Town Hall in Manchester, U.K., on Friday, June 24, 2016. U.K. referendum results pointed toward a vote to leave the European Union after more than four decades of membership, rocking markets globally and putting a question mark over Prime Minister David Cameron's future in office. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage reacts at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in central London on June 24, 2016, as results indicate that it looks likely the UK will leave the European Union (EU). Top anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage said he was increasingly confident of victory in Britain's EU referendum on Friday, voicing hope that the result 'brings down' the European Union. / AFP / GEOFF CADDICK (Photo credit should read GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)
Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage (C) reacts at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in central London on June 24, 2016, as results indicate that it looks likely the UK will leave the European Union (EU). Top anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage said he was increasingly confident of victory in Britain's EU referendum on Friday, voicing hope that the result 'brings down' the European Union. / AFP / GEOFF CADDICK (Photo credit should read GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: People react to a regional EU referendum result at the Leave.EU campaign's referendum party at Millbank Tower on June 23, 2016 in London, England. The United Kingdom has gone to the polls to decide whether or not the country wishes to remain within the European Union. After a hard fought campaign from both REMAIN and LEAVE the vote is too close to call. A result on the referendum is expected on Friday morning.(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Nigel Farage (L), Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker (R) take part in a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of the "Brexit" summit, in Brussels February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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