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'Putin's war machine has broken': Ukraine will beat Russia, Boris Johnson tells Kyiv parliament

Boris Johnson, the Ukrainian parliament speaker, stated that Ukrainian troops would beat their Russian counterparts. He also said that it would “be free” of occupation.

After Russia’s invasion in February, the UK prime minister has addressed Ukrainian MPs for the first time. He stated that Ukraine had proved military experts wrong.

He told the Verkhovna Rada in a recorded speech that the “so-called irresistible power of Putin’s military machine” had broken on the immoveable object Ukrainian patriotism.

He said that Ukraine would win and Ukraine would be free, while Ukrainian soldiers “fought with energy and courage like lions”.


“You have proven the old saying that it is not the size or fight of the dog that matters, but the size of what the dog fights in it.”

The prime minister said that Russian soldiers no longer have an excuse for not knowing what they were doing. He was flanked by the British and Ukrainian flags.

They “commit war crimes”, and their “atrocities appear wherever they are forced into retreat.”

The prime minister said it is a conflict that has “no moral ambiguities and no grey areas,” to politicians who were watching from Kyiv.

It’s about “freedom against oppression”, “right and wrong”, and “good or evil”.

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Vladimir Putin was the PM’s first target.

Johnson stated that a leader who rules by fear, jails critics and gags the media, and listens only to sycophants, is when he makes disastrous mistakes.

He continued, stating that a “free media, rule of law, free elections, and robust parliaments, like yours,” are “best protections from the perils of arbitrari power”.

Vladimir Putin’s actions are an “advertisement of democracy”, according to the PM. The “carcasses” of Russian armour littering your streets and fields is “monuments his folly”.

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According to the prime minister, the conflict in Ukraine is Ukraine’s “finest hours”, he told the Kyiv gathering.

He said, “Your children and grandchildren would say that Ukrainians taught the rest of the world that brute force of an aggressor is nothing against the moral power of a people determined for freedom.”

He also pointed out the “terrible cost” that the Ukrainian people had paid.

“Today, at most one Ukrainian child in four has been forced from his or her home. It is an alarming fact that almost two-thirds of all children living in Ukraine are refugees, regardless of whether they live inside or outside the country.”

Johnson stated that other countries were “too slow” to understand what was happening and failed to impose sanctions on Vladimir Putin.

As Ukraine fights back against the Russian invasion, another US military aid was announced.

It also includes a counter-battery radar system, heavy lift drones, GPS jamming devices, and thousands of night vision equipment.

The UK will dispatch Stormer anti-aircraft system, Brimstone antiship missiles and armoured vehicles to evacuate civilians in the next few weeks, as Mr Johnson promised.

He said that the UK would continue to supply Ukraine until it is no longer threatened.


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