Putin reminds Johnson of Margaret Thatcher after the 'Putin should be a woman' comment

Russian leader Putin's offensive on Ukraine is "a perfect example of toxic masculinity," says UK PM Johnson. (Reuters/ AFP)

Boris Johnson stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have launched the military offensive in Ukraine if he were a woman, drawing an immediate response from Putin, who reminded Johnson of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's military assault on Argentina.

"If Putin was a woman, which he isn't, but if he were, I don't think he would've embarked on a crazy, macho war of invasion and violence in the way that he has," Johnson told the German network ZDF on Tuesday evening.

Putin's onslaught against Ukraine is "a perfect example of toxic masculinity," he stated, asking for improved education for girls worldwide and "more women in positions of power."

Speaking in Turkmenistan's capital, Putin condemned Johnson's remarks as "incorrect."

In 1982, Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister, decided to start an offensive against Argentina for the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.

The Russian leader stated, "There, a woman decided to start a war," which resulted in British triumph the same year.

Johnson harboring "sweaty fantasies."

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded to Johnson's remarks by telling the official news agency RIA Novosti that "good old (psychoanalyst Sigmund) Freud would have loved having in his lifetime such a subject. For his research."

In the meantime, Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova accused Johnson of harboring "sweaty fantasies."

She commented on the messaging app Telegram about a recent meeting of the Group of Seven leaders in Germany, "What have the seven been doing together?"

During his interview with ZDF, the British prime minister also admitted that "Obviously, people want the war to end, but there is currently no deal available. Putin is not offering a peace offer ".

He stressed that Western partners must back Ukraine so that it is in the strongest possible strategic position should peace negotiations with Moscow become feasible.

Publish : 2022-06-30 09:46:00

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