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Boris Johnson warns that Russia's victory in Ukraine will be "absolutely devastating"

Hours after a Russian missile struck Kieu, he spoke to Jake Tapper on CNN's "General Textbook Speech" and was relatively calm in the Ukrainian capital. Shattering things, Johnson remains determined to punish Moscow by others in the West, despite the impact of the war urged by Americans and British on global oil prices.

"This is what America has historically done and must do, and it is a step up for peace, freedom and democracy," Johnson says. rice field. "And if Putin stops it and just annexes it to conquer a significant portion of a free and independent sovereign state, that's what he's trying to do. And the impact on the world is absolutely devastating.

Johnson has joined other G7 leaders in the Bavarian Alps this week to negotiate around the conflict in Ukraine.

Leaders are expected to discuss new ways to punish Moscow.includes a ban on new gold imports offrom Russia announced by US President Joe Biden on Sunday. But what's hanging at the summit is whether the West can maintain its determination to punish Putin amid rising energy prices.

Johnson, who traveled to Kieu twice to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said admitting success in the Russian invasion would be a dangerous precedent.

"You can see the lessons that are drawn as a result," he said. "It is ultimately disastrous not only for democracy and national independence, but also for economic stability."

The cost to Western countries to protect Ukraine is "It's a price worth paying for democracy and freedom," Johnson said, including the billions of dollars of security support provided by the United States. The

G7 Summit provided a kind of shelter for Johnson, who is facing a serious political headwind in Britain. Fallout from the "Party Gate" scandal where Covid's blockade destruction event took place in Downing Street continues to echo, andJohnson's leadership questionis as he said. It just intensified. He is interested in looking for thePhase 3.

Just last week, Johnson hit his authority after the Conservatives lost two parliamentary by-elections overnight. But so far, the prime minister has resisted demands for changes in his political approach, and recently said he would not undergo "psychological change."

In Germany, when Tapper asked him about the chain of criticism, sign democracy was working, so Johnson tried to construct his problem.

"I think the great thing about democracy is that the leaders are being watched, and I say there's something to come home. That's good. I In the case of, I accepted people. I made people argue. "

And he used Putin, which exists in a political environment with little friction, as an example of how leaders of the anti-democratic system can exercise power.

"If he had a backbencher committee, do you think Vladimir Putin had launched an invasion of another sovereign state? Johnson asked.

America Regarding democracy, Johnson was similarly bullish-despite a violent attempt to overthrow it on January 6, 2021, he refused to blame former President Donald Trump. "I'm going to cover this fifth. In principle, we shouldn't talk about each other's domestic politics. It's for the people of the United States," he added.

The scene of the turmoil at the US Capitol that day shocked Americans and the world. But Johnson argued that the breach did not end American democracy.

"I think the reports of democratic death in the United States are terribly exaggerated. America is a shining city on a hill for me, and it will continue," he pointed out. .. In Biden's efforts to unify the West as evidence of a system that is still functioning.

"I think the mere fact that Joe Biden stepped up to the plate in his way shows that America's instinct is still in the very right place," he said.

Still, Johnson admitted that the violent parliamentary riots surprised foreign observers.

"There were some strange and unattractive scenes," he said.

The "strange" tapper asked. "People are dead."

"That was pretty strange from the outside," Johnson said. "But I don't think America's democracy is under serious threat. It's far from that. I continue to believe that America is the greatest global guarantor of democracy and freedom.