Russians should not assassinate Vladimir Putin, says Boris Johnson
Mason Boycott-Owen – March 3, 2022
Boris Johnson does not want Russians to assassinate Vladimir Putin, his spokesman has said, despite a US senator inviting a ‘Brutus’ to deal with the Russian president.
Lindsey Graham, a Republican senator, last night publicly called for that move, telling Fox News: “How does this end? Somebody in Russia has to step up to the plate… and take this guy out.”
Today, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said Mr Johnson did not agree with that idea.
The spokesman said: “We’ve said before that Putin must be held to account at the International [Criminal] Court for the horrific acts that have been seen.”
It comes as Gordon Brown called for a new Nurenberg to be established so that Mr Putin can be tried for his crimes of aggression against Ukraine.
“If we were to acquiesce in any way, none of us could ever take freedom or democracy for granted ever again,” said the former prime minister.