Brexit showed that the British love freedom as much as the Ukrainians who are fighting against the Russian invasion.
This was announced today by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and his speech was regarded as inappropriate by opposition MPs and commentators, reports Reuters.
Johnson told the Conservative Party conference that British instinct always drives them to choose freedom, just like Ukrainians.
“I can give you some famous examples from recent times. When the British voted for Brexit… I don’t think it was because they were vaguely hostile to foreigners. can be self-governing,” he said at a conference attended by the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK.
Opposition Labor Party MP Chris Bryant called the prime minister’s statement “an entirely perverted argument.”
“Ukraine wants to join the European Union. People in France and Spain are also free,” he said.
Johnson said the UK supported Ukraine and that Russian President Vladimir Putin “feared” that a democratic and free Ukraine would undermine his rule.