Boris Johnson’s downfall is a victory for Vladimir Putin, according to Russian state-controlled TV which celebrated Thursday’s news from Downing Street.
The outgoing British prime minister has been ‘the main sponsor of the war’, but now the ‘clown’ was on the way out, viewers across the country’s 11 time zones were told.
Now the coalition dedicated to defeating Putin ‘has crumbled’, triggering ‘mourning’ in Kyiv, as a result of Johnson being sunk by ‘hideous homosexual scandals’ and partying in his government, they gloated.
Olga Skabeyeva, Russia 1 TV anchor and propagandist, holds the nickname Putin’s ‘Iron Doll’ for her staunchly Pro-Putin views. Skabeyeva told viewers the outgoing PM had been ‘up to his neck’ in homosexual scandals in recent months.
Liza Gerson, the London correspondent of Gazprom-Media’s NTV, said that Boris’s departure was ‘not a pretty exit’ and credited the outgoing PM for providing military support to Ukraine
His demise had left Ukraine ‘mourning’, said Russia 1 propagandist Olga Skabeyeva – known as Putin’s ‘Iron Doll’.
The reports neglected the fact that Putin had triggered the war with his invasion of Ukraine back in February, instead depicting Johnson as the main villain which Moscow was happy to see throw in the towel.
The London correspondent of Gazprom-Media’s NTV, Liza Gerson, reported that this was ‘not a pretty exit’ while directly crediting him with providing Ukrainians with the military firepower to strike Russian soil.
‘This clown, as speaker of the State Duma [Russian parliament] Vyacheslav Volodin called him, was responsible for the shelling of Belgorod and Kursk, peaceful cities in Russia….’
He had survived a previous bid to oust him in February, she said.
‘Perhaps if he had been kicked out then, fewer civilian lives might have been lost.’
Hailing Johnson’s impending exit, Skabeyeva told her viewers: ‘The anti-Putin coalition has crumbled before our eyes…
‘The main international political news is Boris Johnson’s resignation.
‘In Ukraine, naturally mourning, Boris is the main sponsor of the war, while there’s a whole show in Downing Street.
‘Fifty-seven members of the British government resigned…. Johnson’s sacking was even demanded by former members of his cabinet.’
This meant ‘no more partying in Downing Street, even in non-Covid times,’ she said.
‘Johnson’s speech scolded British journalists who helped expose the hideous homosexual scandals in which the PM has been up to his neck in recent months.
‘But Boris did not mention his personal mistakes.’
Everyone else – but not him – was to blame, including British journalists exposing the scandals around him, his own colleagues and even Russia ‘for not respecting the British prime minister’.
Olga Skabeyeva said there will be ‘mourning’ in Ukraine as Johnson was the ‘main sponsor of the war’ as she cheered Johnson’s departure from Downing Street
Skabeyeva’s husband and fellow pro-Putin pundit Yevgeny Popov – also an MP – concluded: ‘After Odessa’s honorary citizen Boris Johnsonyuk got his ass kicked, it seems to have dawned on the chaps in Kyiv that the anti-Russian coalition is now crumbling.’
In its main news bulletin, Rossiya 1 reported Larry the Cat would get a new owner.
‘It’s time to fly the white flag over Downing Street,’ viewers were told.
‘But Johnson remained true to Ukraine which has saved him many times…
After announcing his resignation, the first thing he did was phone Kyiv.
‘Johnson’s habit of diverting attention to Ukraine has long been a source of jokes in the UK.’
The pair (above right) hailed the PM’s resignation and said the ‘anti-Russian coalition’ is now crumbling. State-controlled Channel 1 hinted that they hoped his successor would be not so supportive of Ukraine and less aggressive to Russia
State-controlled Channel 1 said Johnson had been ‘aggressive and hostile’ towards Russia.
There was hope his successor would not be so supportive of Ukraine, it hinted.
‘By no means all [Britons] approve of the prime minister making Ukraine his primary concern, ignoring the problems at home.’
Another pro-Putin TV pundit Vladimir Solovyov said: “The tragedy of British politics is that they all try to cosplay – [Boris] Johnson tried to cosplay Churchill, Liz Truss tried to cosplay Thatcher.
“All of them across Europe are paying the price for Russophobia.
“Johnson in the UK, Macron in France, now issues started in Estonia, too.
“They all must realise that what they’ve been doing against Russia was not what their people wanted to support.”
Andrey Kelin, Russian ambassador to London, called for Johnson’s next successor to be less hostile to Putin. He also said ‘It is too early to speak about how this [Boris Johnson’s resignation] would influence Russian-British relations.’
The Russian ambassador to London Andrey Kelin called for Johnson’s successor to be less hostile to Putin.
‘Of course, we would prefer someone who is not so antagonistic or belligerent,’ he said.
Johnson ‘concentrated too much on the geopolitical situation, on Ukraine.’
‘He left behind – very much – the country, people, state of the economy, and this is what has brought this outcome,’ said Kelin.
But he told Channel 1: ‘It is too early to speak about how this [Boris Johnson’s resignation] would influence Russian-British relations.’