Russian President Vladimir Putin is making slow but clear progress in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
“I’m afraid Putin, at great cost to himself and the Russian military, is chewing on the ground in Donbass,” he told Bloomberg.
“He is moving steadily, slowly, but I’m afraid the progress is clear, and so it’s very important that we continue to support the Ukrainians militarily.”
Russia has called its offensive, launched on February 24, a “special military operation” to disarm and “liberate” its neighbor. Ukraine and the West say these are false excuses for a war of aggression.
Johnson said Ukraine needed more military assistance, including a multi-launch rocket system, and called for an end to the conflict.
“One way that this could end is for Putin to accept it … Ukraine has been denigrated and he has been able to withdraw with dignity and respect,” he said. The Nazis in Ukraine.
“I think his strategy has a political margin to end it,” Johnson said.
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