Russian President Vladimir Putin neglected several opportunities to "save face" and get out of the situation in which he found himself. This was announced by British Defense Minister Ben Wallace.
"I mean, if we build him a golden exit tomorrow morning, he's going to ram it on purpose, that is, he's going to do the opposite," Wallace said.
According to him, Russia continues to commit atrocities and does not stop trying to conquer Ukraine. But the world cannot allow Putin to win.
"If a hooligan shows that it is possible to simply ignore conventions, international rules, agreements, threaten with all nuclear weapons - and nothing will happen to you, then it will be a disaster," the minister added.
Wallace added that Putin is an ethnic nationalist who fantasizes about reuniting a so-called ancient race. Instead of improving the living conditions of Russians, he wants to increase the power of the Russian Federation by weakening its opponents.