Boris Johnson father Stanley said Britain’s leadership “from the front” during the Ukraine crisis demonstrates why Brexit was “probably good idea”.
Stanley Johnson Europhile who voted for those remaining in the referendum – criticized EU leaders for not act fast enough in cutting oil imports or arms supplies to Ukraine.
“At this point, you have to say that Europe needs to pull up its socks. up”, he told LBC. “I mean, Germany says they can’t cut back on its oil imports. Well, why aren’t there others? of Europe is approaching help Germany?”
Johnson Sr. added: “I tell myself in In this particular case, Brexit was probably good idea because Boris could lead from the front here.
prime ministers father also said the EU is being held back member of Hungary and its authoritarian prime minister Viktor Orban, who was an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“You have Viktor Orban up there who holding European framework up from taking the right decisions,” he said.
Question about the UK decision send 120 armored vehicles as well as new anti-ship missile systems, Johnson Sr. said: “I think [UK leadership] was incredibly important. I think the anti-ship missiles that are coming out with [armoured vehicles] “It is vital.”
He added: “Europe must come in behind us in a big way. And I’m not sure they get the point yet.”
Despite the EU ban on coal from Russia and moves ban oil, consensus among 27 EU members countries on the cessation of Russian gas supplies proved more difficult to secure.
Although Berlin agreed to wean itself off Russian fossil fuels by mid-2024, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says last been gone for a week possible shut off the gas supply quickly.
Johnson Sr. also praised his son trip to the Ukrainian capital on Saturday, where he held surprise talks and walked the streets of Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“I had absolutely no prior knowledge — I will say, I thought it was a wonderful, wonderful example. of leading from the front,” he said.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also met Zelensky in Kyiv and more Western leaders were expected to visit the Ukrainian capital this week.
He comes like a foreign secretary Liz Truss vowed to bring Vladimir Putin “and his regime to justice” if it is proven that Russian troops used poisonous substances in en attack on Mariupol.
cityregiment Azov reported soldiers we left dizziness and inability to breathe after dropping the substance on According to reports, they are from a Russian drone.
Miss Truss tweeted: “We are working on an urgent basis. with partners for details. Any use of such a weapon would be a heartless escalation in this conflict, and we will hold Putin and his regime to account.”
Military establishment minister James Hippie said on On Tuesday morning, the UK was unable to verify these reports. “Ukrainian system … have not yet been able to confirm to us that they were used.
But he said that if chemical weapons “were used at all, then President Putin should know it’s all possible options are on Table in terms of how The West can answer.”