What Putin has done in Ukraine is ‘bad’: Britain’s Johnson

LONDON: What Russian President Vladimir Putin has done in Ukraine is “bad,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday (June 29).

Asked during an interview with GB News at the NATO summit in Madrid whether Putin was bad, Johnson said: “I think what he’s done is bad. And I think it probably follows that if you are what you do, then certainly .”

“It is a horrific act of unjustified aggression against an innocent population,” he added.

While NATO’s 30 national leaders met in Madrid, Russian forces intensified attacks in Ukraine, including rocket attacks and shelling of the southern Mykolaiv region, close to the front lines and the Black Sea.

Johnson has spoken out in support of Ukraine, has made regular phone calls with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and has visited Kiev twice since the Russian invasion began on February 24.

Moscow calls its actions in Ukraine a “special military operation” designed to rid the country of ultranationalists it believes pose a threat to Russia’s own security.

Ukraine and its western allies accuse Russia of waging an unprovoked war of aggression.