JEREMY Corbyn is grabbing the headlines in Russia with his criticism of Theresa May over Britainâs air.
The Labour leaderâs critics will see the lavish praise and prominence as evidence that his opposition to the military action is giving succour to Moscow.
He was branded Vladimir Putinâs puppet after refusing to accept the Kremlin was behind the nerve agent attack in Salisbury last month.
And its official newspaper headlined its story over the weekend: âUK Labour Party Leader Doubts Legality of Westâs Strike on Syria.â
And television channel REN TV ran a web report on how Mr Corbyn âcondemned the air strike on Syriaâ.
The station – owned by a company headed by Mr Putinâs suspected lover and retired gold-medal winning gymnast Alina Kabaeva – picked up on his warning that Britainâs actionÂ could lead to a âdeteriorationâ in the region.
Mr Corbyn was accused of being âmore worried about upsetting Russia than preventing chemical weapon attacksâ by a former tory minister yesterday â after he again failed to back the strikes on Syria.
And the Kremlin-funded Sputnik news agency leapt on his criticism of the UK Government, declaring: âLabour Party Leader Slams May for Striking Syria Without Parliament Approval.â
The Labour boss also called for the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons to provide proof that Assad was behind the attack in Douma.
It led Sputnik to write: âUKâs Corbyn Wants Vote to Give OPCQ Chance to Probe Syria Chem Claimsâ.
Meanwhile, state news agency ITAR-TASS ran a story under the headline: âMay should have consulted parliament before strikes on Syria, says Jeremy Corbyn.â
He was praised for saying Britain shouldnât take orders from Washington, and used his words in a report that claimedÂ the chemical bombing was âfake newsâ, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The state-run Channel One juxtaposed Mrs May’s statement about the raids on Syria with that of Mr Corbyn calling the strikes as “legally questionableâ.
And it also cited the Labour leader approvingly in a report that arguing the Skripals were poisoned by Britain with poison manufactured in Porton Down to divert attention from âunsuccessful Brexit talksâ.