Scandal-ridden British PM trains with Ukrainian troops (VIDEO) — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

Boris Johnson took part in exercises in North Yorkshire, throwing a grenade and testing an anti-tank missile launcher

Outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that earlier this week he joined Ukrainian troops for a training session, his second military exercise in two weeks.

On Saturday, Johnson tweeted a video showing him in camouflage as he tested various weapons, including an anti-tank missile launcher and a grenade machine gun. He is also seen throwing a grenade.

“This week I visited Ukrainian troops being trained by the British Armed Forces in North Yorkshire,” said the Prime Minister, adding in the video that he had met « some of the 400 Ukrainian soldiers » who are trained by British forces as part of a « huge » initiative. The program, which was announced during Johnson’s visit to Kyiv last month, calls for the training of up to 10,000 military personnel in the coming months.

British military support for Ukraine already amounts to £2.3 billion ($2.8 billion) and includes, Johnson said, 6,900 anti-tank weapons and 120 armored vehicles.

Moscow has warned the West against sending arms to Ukraine, saying it will only prolong the conflict.

In the video, Johnson paid tribute to the « Bravery and Heroism » Ukrainian soldiers, shouting « Glory to Ukraine » in Ukrainian to the troops.

Moscow mocks Boris Johnson’s fighter jet stunt

Last week, the Prime Minister took part in a demonstration flight at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, England. In a video released by the government, Johnson is shown at the controls of a Typhoon fighter jet giving a thumbs up to two aerial refueling planes. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Johnson « seems to show that he enjoys exorbitant fuel prices, and that refueling is for celestial beings only. »

« English humour » she said, amid the worsening global energy crisis caused in part by Western sanctions against Russia.

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