February 8, 2023
Boris Johnson says of Putin: “If he thinks he will withdraw NATO, he is very wrong.” Ukraine and Russia

Boris Johnson says of Putin: “If he thinks he will withdraw NATO, he is very wrong.” Ukraine and Russia

“If he thinks he’s going to push NATO back, he’s wrong,” Johnson said on Tuesday in Tapa, Estonia, where Britain sent troops. He spoke alongside the country’s Prime Minister Kaja Klaas and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. (Watch the video above).

Boris Johnson also said that he will not clash with the Russian army in Ukraine and that the measures taken so far are taking place within NATO borders.

“These actions are nothing more than defensive measures, which have been the core of NATO for more than 70 years.”

In his speech, Stoltenberg urged Russia to end the war in Ukraine and withdraw all its forces from the country, adding that the alliance would not send troops or combat aircraft to support Kyiv because it did not want to become part of the conflict.

NATO plays an important role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Although Ukraine is not a member of the alliance, it is considered a “partner country” – and may at some point become part of it. Russia, however, is against this entry.

Vladimir Putin’s government wants NATO to withdraw from Eastern European countries and fears that the organization’s presence in Ukraine will serve as a base for launching missiles against Russia.

“The world stands with the courage of the Ukrainian people,” Boris Johnson added.