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Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened him with a “missile strike” on the eve of the Russian-Ukrainian war in February 2022.

The BBC documentary looked at Putin’s meetings with foreign leaders.

Details of the telephone conversation between Johnson and Putin were included in the documentary.

Johnson said he was threatened in February 2022 during a “very long” meeting with Putin after he warned Putin that their invasion of Ukraine would be an “absolute disaster”.

Noting that he had warned Putin that their invasion of Ukraine would lead to Western sanctions and that NATO would send additional troops to Russia’s borders, Johnson noted that Ukraine was trying to contain Putin’s military actions, saying that Ukraine would not join NATO “in the near future.” the future.” “.

Noting that Putin had threatened him with a “missile attack,” Johnson said: “At one point, he threatened me and said, ‘Boris, I don’t want to hurt you, but with this missile it only takes a minute.’ said.” used the phrase.

“But from his pleasant tone and indifference, I felt that he was ridiculing my attempts to negotiate,” Johnson said. shared his opinion.

On January 22, former British Prime Minister Johnson met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.

Johnson said he would support Ukraine in ending the ongoing war with Russia in 2023.

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