And, it seems as though Putin’s plan would have support from the prime minister’s sister Rachel Johnson, as she declared on her LBC radio show that she “could live with” the Russian leader taking a piece of Ukraine.
Johnson said: “I think it’s fine and fair enough – obviously fair is a silly way of putting it and nothing is fair in this war – if Putin claims and retains Donetsk and Luhansk, the Donbas, and allows Ukraine to get on with its life, I could live with that.”
The 'only way' that the war in Ukraine will end is if the country is successfully divided up by Putin, @RachelSJohnson argues.pic.twitter.com/zUyASe9yu7
One person said starkly: “Mariupol was a city with a population of 450,000 and has been flattened in a month with the deaths of thousands.
“Rachel Johnson ‘can live with that’, just so Putin can think he’s won something. @LBC, you really need to do something.”
Mariupol was a city with a population of 450,000 and has been flattened in a month with the deaths of thousands. Rachel Johnson \u201ccan live with that\u201d, just so Putin can think he\u2019s won something.\n\n@LBC, you really need to do something.https://twitter.com/lbc/status/1508151165363658757\u00a0\u2026
Another commented: “I’m sure I speak for all Ukrainians when I say that I’m very glad it isn’t up to you, Rachel Johnson. What an embarrassment.”
I\u2019m sure I speak for all Ukrainians when I say that I\u2019m very glad it isn\u2019t up to you, Rachel Johnson. What an embarrassment.https://twitter.com/lbc/status/1508151165363658757\u00a0\u2026
— Philip Howell \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Philip Howell \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
It comes as Ukraine’s President Zelensky has said he is “prepared to discuss” Ukraine taking a neutral status.
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