Boris Johnson misspoke and thanked the “inspirational management of Vladimir Putin” earlier than rapidly correcting himself.
Throughout a Commons debate, the previous prime minister mentioned: “Because of the heroism of the Ukrainian armed forces, thanks partly to the weapons that we’re proud to offer, I congratulate my proper honourable good friend on his description of the work of the UK armed forces, the weapons that we’re sending, the large checklist…
“Thanks additionally, after all, to the inspirational management of Vladimir Putin…”
Mr Johnson instantly realised his mistake and added: “The inspirational management of Volodymyr Zelensky, forgive me, the Russian forces have, in latest days been expelled from massive elements of the northeast of the nation round Kharkiv.
“And they’re below growing stress in Kherson within the south, and I’ve little doubt no matter that the Ukrainians will win.”