Johnson is not sure Putin wants peace.
Johnson predicted victory in the war for Ukraine / photo REUTERS
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Ukraine in the war with Russia “certainly can win.”
He said this in an interview with the BBC in the Newsnight program.
“I don’t think it’s going to be easy,” says Johnson. “In a way, Putin has already failed and lost because he literally had no idea that the Ukrainians would all rise to the resistance that they’re showing now, and he completely misunderstood “what Ukraine is. Without destroying Ukraine as a nation, he strengthened it. He cannot subdue Ukraine. He cannot win in this sense.”
Johnson also said he was “not optimistic” about whether Putin wants peace.
“I think he decided to double down and try to threaten Ukraine’s million-plus cities like he always tried to do, and I think that’s a tragic mistake,” he said.
Earlier today, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced that propaganda work was being carried out in the Russian occupation forces in order to end the war against Ukraine before May 9.
Prior to this, the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Gerashchenko, said that Putin expected to seize Ukraine in three days, but the plans of the President of the Russian Federation were broken, and now he set new deadlines for “victory” – until May 7.