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Boris Johnson Claims Putin Threatened Him with Missile Strike

By Defne Eldem , Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Daa PawPrint

In the lead-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Boris Johnson claimed that Vladimir Putin threatened him with a missile attack during a “extraordinary” phone call. The then-prime minister said Mr Putin told him it “would only take a minute”.

During a “very long” chat in February 2022, Mr. Johnson reportedly said the comment was made after he warned the war would be a “utter catastrophe.”A BBC documentary analyzing Mr. Putin’s interactions with international leaders discloses specifics of the encounter.

Mr. Johnson said “But I think from the very relaxed tone that he was taking, the sort of air of detachment that he seemed to have, he was just playing along with my attempts to get him to negotiate.”
It is not clear whether the threat was genuine or an attempt to

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