Vladimir Putin Would Not Have Invaded Ukraine If He Was A Woman: Boris Johnson Dubs Russian Leader 'Perfect Example Of Toxic Masculinity'

The U.K. Prime Minister Boris Jhonson believes Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn't have ordered the invasion of Ukraine if he was a woman.

What Happened: Johnson, who was in Germany for the G7 summit, in an interview with German broadcaster ZDF, said the war in Ukraine by Russia is a "perfect example of toxic masculinity."

"If Putin was a woman, which he obviously isn't, if he were, I really don't think he would have embarked on a crazy, macho war of invasion and violence in the way that he has," Johnson told the media house.

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"If you want a perfect example of toxic masculinity, it's what he is doing in Ukraine," he added.

The comments came after the western nation leaders ended the three-day G7 summit in Germany, where they promised to increase the economic and political pressure on Putin.

Johnson will next be in Madrid for a NATO summit along with the foreign secretary, Liz Truss.

Why It Matters: The Russia-Ukraine war has dragged on for four months. There have been various reports about the ill health of President Putin; however, the atrocities by Russian forces toward Ukrainian civilians don't seem to be ending.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on Tuesday, accused Putin of becoming "a terrorist" and leading a "terrorist state" after a fiery airstrike on a crowded shopping mall in the central city of Kremenchuk that Zelenskyy said killed at least 18 people.

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