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Ukraine war 'permanently polluted' Vladimir Putin's reputation: Boris Johnson during Kyiv visit Ukraine war
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Ukraine war 'permanently polluted' Vladimir Putin's reputation: Boris Johnson during Kyiv visit

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Apr 2022, 11:41 am

Kyiv/IBNS: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who visited Ukraine's Kyiv on Saturday, said the destruction in the country's towns has "permanently polluted" Russian President Vladimir Putin's reputation.

"What Putin has done in places like Bucha and Irpin is war crimes that have permanently polluted his reputation and the reputation of his government," Johnson said, standing next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Johnson became the latest European leader to visit Kyiv this weekend after bodies were discovered in several towns from where the Russian army withdrew.

Johnson praised Ukraine for "defying odds" and rebuffing a Russian offensive on Kyiv.

"The Russians believed Ukraine could be engulfed in a matter of days and that Kyiv would falls in hours to their armies," he said, referring to Western intelligence.

"How wrong they were."

Johnson said that the Ukrainian people have "shown the courage of a lion".

"The world has found new heroes and those heroes are the people of Ukraine," he added.

After talks with Zelenskiy, Johnson vowed UK armoured vehicles and anti-ship missiles to help Ukraine.

Zelenskiy called on the West to follow the UK in providing military aid to Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Russia.