'Thanks to Vladimir Putin' Boris mistakes Zelensky for Russian despot in Commons blunder

Boris Johnson made a grave mistake in the House of Commons while paying tribute to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Speaking to fellow MPs, he said: “Thanks also of course for the inspirational leadership of Vladimir Putin…”

Upon noticing his blunder, he said: “inspirational leadership of Volodymyr Zelensky.”

MPs in the House laughed at the mistake, as the former Prime Minister tried to regain his composure. 

In his first major contribution as backbench MP, Boris Johnson was praising the Urkainian armed forces and Britain’s part in helping Ukraine in the war against Russia.

During his time at the premiership, Mr Johnson paid multiple visits the the President Zelensky to offer his unwavering support with Ukraine. 


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