Britain’s BoJo Thinks Putin Will Go into the Dustbin of History
March 31, 2022 (EIRNS)—The Biden Administration may have been forced to back away from the line that there’s a regime-change policy for Russia, but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is charging towards it, and wants the U.S. and Europe to follow. At the House of Commons, yesterday, Tory MP Johnny Mercer called on Johnson to “recognize” that now is the time “to double down” on military aid to defeat Russia, “whilst consigning Vladimir Putin to the dustbin of history where he belongs.”
“I think that is absolutely right,” Johnson replied, praising Mercer for his “bravery” in recently visiting Ukraine. There have been suggestions that some Western countries might ease up on sanctions in return for Russia signing up to a ceasefire, the Independent reported but Johnson attacked the idea. The West must “make sure there is no backsliding on sanctions by any of our friends and partners around the world,” he argued, calling instead for action to “ratchet up the economic pressure on Putin. “And it is inconceivable that any sanctions could be taken off simply because there is a ceasefire. That would be absolutely unthinkable.”
President Joe Biden, meanwhile, in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy yesterday, promised that the U.S. intends to provide $500 million to the Kyiv regime in direct budgetary aid.