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Monday, 28 November 2022 09:17 GMT

Boris Johnson expresses gratitude to Putin for his "inspiring leadership"


(MENAFN) Boris Johnson, a UK Conservative MP and former Prime Minister, unintentionally lauded Russian President Vladimir Putin for his "inspirational leadership" during a House of Commons discussion on Thursday before recognizing his blunder and substituting his favorite Vladimir, Ukrainian President Zelensky.

“Thanks to the heroism of the Ukrainian armed forces, thanks in part to the weapons that we are proud to be offering, I congratulate my right honorable friend on his description of the work of the UK armed forces, the weapons that we’re sending, the huge list,” Johnson started, before blundering. “Thanks also, of course, to the inspirational leadership of Vladimir Putin – inspirational leadership of Vladimir Zelensky, forgive me…” as his fellow MPs chuckled.

While Johnson stated, “I have no doubt whatever that the Ukrainians will win,” he also suggested London throw in even “more military assistance” and “more economic support,” just to make sure. “If Putin is going to double down on his aggression, then we must double down in our defense of the Ukrainians,” he asserted.

Under no circumstances, he emphasized, should Kiev be pushed to "swap land for peace" in order for Russian gas to begin flowing to Europe. Gas prices have frequently smashed records across the continent and in the United Kingdom in recent weeks, as Russia has drastically reduced the amount of fuel it exports west, blaming the EU's expanding list of sanctions on Moscow for posing insurmountable technical and political hurdles.

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