The veteran broadcaster insisted Russia was “no extra ready to invade a NATO nation than it’s to invade Mars”. And in an extra tweet, Mr Neil highlighted how Putin’s battle in Ukraine had backfired on him.
The previous BBC presenter referred to studies that Finland and Sweden are poised to hitch NATO
Mr Neil mentioned: “Putin has all the time wished to weaken NATO and cease its membership rising.
“Due to his Ukraine misadventure traditionally impartial Finland and Sweden are anticipated to hitch this summer season, taking membership to 32.”
It comes after Boris Johnson made a shock go to to Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Saturday.
Afterwards, the Prime Minister mentioned the West will provide the nation with the tools it wants to make sure it may by no means once more be invaded by Russia.
Downing Road confirmed Britain could be sending 120 armoured automobiles in addition to new anti-ship missile techniques.
Showing alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a video, Mr Johnson mentioned: “I feel that the Ukrainians have proven the braveness of a lion, and also you Volodymyr have given the roar of that lion.
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The newest help bundle represents a major stepping up of UK navy help to Ukraine.
It comes only a day after Mr Johnson introduced an extra £100 million value of equipment for Kyiv.
It follows an pressing attraction by the Ukrainians for extra weapons – together with armoured automobiles – forward of an anticipated Russian offensive on the jap Donbas area, already half held by pro-Moscow separatists.
Mr Johnson mentioned that whereas Russian forces attacking Kyiv had suffered a defeat, their withdrawal was “tactical” as they ready to refocus their navy efforts on the east.
He strongly condemned the “battle crimes” being uncovered within the wake of their departure, with scores our bodies of civilians who’ve been shot and killed being reported by the Ukrainian authorities.
The Prime Minister mentioned: “I feel what Putin has carried out in locations like Bucha and Irpin, his battle crimes have completely polluted his repute and the repute of his authorities.”