'What do you make of his [Putin's] state of mind?'\n\n@AndrewMarr9 explains why the current situation between Russia and Ukraine is 'such a dangerous moment for us and the world.'\n\n@susannareid100 | @richardm56 \n\nWatch GMB https://daytimelink.itv.com/GMB\u00a0pic.twitter.com/DD9VG5Vvth
— Good Morning Britain (@Good Morning Britain)
Of meeting him, Marr said: “He was extraordinary. He’s got this very famous, cold, cold stare that people talk about, but I would say, listening to him, because he was being interviewed, then in lots of different languages, he’s one of the cleverest men that I have ever interviewed.
“He may not be any more, but he was then.”
Under Putin’s orders, Russian troops have invaded Ukraine, causing a number of civilian casualties and forcing over 1.5 million people to flee the country.
He told hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley: “I am, I think, as angry as both of you seem to be about the lack of generosity and openness when we’re bringing people into this country, refugees.”
The Independent has a proud history of campaigning for the rights of the most vulnerable, and we first ran our Refugees Welcome campaign during the war in Syria in 2015. Now, as we renew our campaign and launch this petition in the wake of the unfolding Ukrainian crisis, we are calling on the government to go further and faster to ensure help is delivered. To find out more about our Refugees Welcome campaign, click here. To sign the petition click here. If you would like to donate then please click here for our GoFundMe page.
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