Johnson called "Putin's mistake" the reason for Ukraine's entry into NATO

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Ukraine joined NATO because of a “mistake” by Russian President Vladimir Putin, just like Sweden and Finland. He stated this in an interview with Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon*.

According to policy, Finland and Sweden also joined NATO due to “Putin’s mistake.”

Putin attacked a sovereign European country that had done nothing wrong. Ukraine had no intention of joining NATO. This wasn't supposed to happen anytime soon, maybe in 20-30 years
- said the former head of the British government.

Johnson complained that the West always hesitates, although in the end it gives Kyiv what it asks for.

We once again underestimate Ukraine in the counteroffensive
the politician concluded.

Earlier, military correspondent Alexander Sladkov expressed the opinion that the reform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to NATO standards Kyiv started for a long time. Before Euromaidan, the process was slow, many elements were subject to transformation, then the pace increased, and with the beginning of the Russian Northern Military District on Ukrainian territory it accelerated many times over. Therefore, the Russian Federation launched a special operation in a timely manner and proved that Ukraine is part of the NATO bloc even without an official invitation.

* – included in the register of individuals-foreign agents by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 13 September 2023 10: 47
    Putin's mistake is not that he

    attacked a sovereign European country that had done nothing wrong

    but that he did not attack England, which “has been crap, crap and will crap.”
    1. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
      Pravodel (dpi) 13 September 2023 12: 46
      did not attack England, which "has crap, crap and will crap

      The Englishwoman doesn't even need to be attacked. As Marshal of Victory G.K. Zhukov once answered J.V. Stalin’s question: 6 atomic bombs would be enough for an Englishwoman, so that instead of England there would be an ocean.
  2. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 13 September 2023 11: 01
    Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Ukraine has joined NATO

    Did we miss something?
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 13 September 2023 11: 27
      Do you really need the accession agreement to be signed in a solemn ceremony? If it swims like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it's a duck. What Ukrainian remains in that Ukrainian Armed Forces? "Meat" and the remains of old Soviet weapons?
  3. Olive Offline Olive
    Olive (Oleg) 13 September 2023 12: 03
    The mistake is that they were engaged in robbery of their country and did not care about what was happening in the neighboring territories. It's not a mistake