Putin threatened me before the attack on Ukraine !

Claim of the former UK PM Boris Johnson !

(Left side) Former UK PM Boris Johnson and Russian President Vladimir Putin

London (Britain) – Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to personally target Boris Johnson with a missile attack just before ordering Russian forces into Ukraine, the former UK Prime Minister claimed. The apparent threat came on a phone conversation just ahead of the invasion on 24th February, according to a new BBC documentary. “He threatened me at one point, and he said, ‘Boris, I don’t want to hurt you but, with a missile, it would only take a minute’ or something like that”, Johnson quoted Putin as saying. Boris Johnson was the then Prime Minister of the UK from 2019 to 2022.

But prior to the invasion, he says he was at pains to tell Putin that there was no imminent prospect of Ukraine joining NATO, while warning him that any invasion would mean “more NATO, not less NATO” on Russia’s borders. He did not take my words seriously.