UK Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, has slammed Russian President, Vladimir Putin, branding him a “compulsive liar” amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
Javid said that Putin is having difficulty separating fiction from fact, adding that the West should find some way to constrain the Russian leader at this point amid Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the West must “be realistic about where things are heading at this point in time,” noting Russia’s military strength.
“I fear that without finding some way to constrain Russia and Putin at this point, things are going to get a lot uglier.
“The Russians don’t seem that they can be trusted, and especially President Putin, who we know is a compulsive liar. We know that he has difficulty in separating fiction from fact.
“I know from my own experiences as home secretary… when we were dealing with the attack on Salisbury with an illegal chemical weapon… that the Russians lied all the way through it,” Javid said.
Recall that the war between Ukraine and Russia began in February.
The war enters its twenty-fourth day today, with massive casualties already recorded.
Putin had ordered the invasion of Ukraine over disagreements on some political issues.
He had also listed some conditions to end the war.