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Boris Johnson told Ukrainian MPs that the West was too slow to respond to the Russian assault in Ukraine.

He warned Ukraine’s friends “cannot make the same mistake” as they did with the 2014 Crimea invasion while speaking to the Ukrainian parliament via video link.

He claimed that the West had been “too slow to realize what was truly going on” and had “failed” to implement sanctions against Vladimir Putin collectively.

Mr. Johnson also announced £300 million in further military help.

Electronic warfare equipment, a counter-battery radar system, GPS jammers, and night-vision gadgets are among the military aid that will be delivered to Ukraine in the coming weeks.

Mr. Johnson, who was presented to MPs in Kyiv by the Ukrainian parliament’s speaker, said Ukraine’s friends must be “humble” because the country was previously invaded in 2014 when Russia took Crimea and started the Donbas war.

“We cannot repeat the same error,” he remarked.

Boris Johnson addressing the Ukrainian parliament

The UK prime minister hailed Ukraine’s resistance for standing up to Russian soldiers, making him the first international leader to address parliament since the Russian invasion.

“You have debunked Putin’s invincibility myth, and you have written one of the most glorious chapters in military history and the history of your country,” he remarked.

“Putin’s war machine’s so-called irresistible power has broken on the immovable object of Ukrainian patriotism and love of nation.”

He also replicated Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s statements, much like Ukraine’s President Volodomyr Zelensky did in March when addressing MPs at Westminster.

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