‘Putin has been like a promoter, making Western countries addicted to his hydrocarbons’
Boris Johnson has compared Vladimir Putin to a drug dealer who has hooked Western nations with his oil and gas supplies.
The Prime Minister told reporters at Lancaster House, London: “Vladimir Putin to yeast is ultimately like a booster, making Western countries addicted to their hydrocarbons.
“We need to get rid of that addiction.”
Asked about the mass execution in Saudi Arabia and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Mr Johnson stressed the need to build “the broadest possible coalition” to respond to Russia.
“I think what the world is witnessing is Ukraine’s return to the kind of brutality, the kind of completely indiscriminate bombing of civilian centers, big cities that we last saw. in mainland Europe 80 years ago. This is unbelievable. It’s happening on our continent now,” he said.
“We need to make sure that we build the strongest, broadest coalition possible to make sure that Vladimir Putin doesn’t succeed, that we get rid of Russian hydrocarbons ourselves, and that’s what the UK wants to do.” are helping.”
Pressed on whether that would mean an alliance with other nasty regimes, Mr Johnson said: “We want to build as broad a coalition as we can to make sure that we focus on what’s happening in Ukraine, the impact is having on oil and gas prices.” “
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