London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have launched his “crazy, macho” attack on Ukraine had he been a woman.
The Independent quoted the PM as saying that the Russian president was a “perfect example of toxic masculinity” as he joined NATO leaders in Madrid to discuss a radical overhaul of the western defense alliance.
Speaking to German broadcaster ZDF, he said, “If Putin was a woman, which he obviously isn’t, but if he were, I really don’t think he would’ve embarked on a crazy, macho war of invasion and violence in the way that he has.
“If you want a perfect example of toxic masculinity, it’s what he’s doing in Ukraine.”
“You need more women in positions of power,” he said, adding that while the G7 leaders “desperately” want to end the war in Ukraine, there is “no deal available” currently.