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British Foreign Secretary believes Putin is playing Hitler's role

British Foreign Secretary believes Putin is playing Hitler's role British Foreign Secretary David Cameron (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron believes that the current situation echoes events of the 1930s, and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is playing the role of Adolf Hitler, according to Cameron's statement in a Politico podcast.

He said that the war in Ukraine remains his "absolute number one priority." The minister called it a challenge for our generation.

Cameron compared the present with events before World War II when the West tried to appease Adolf Hitler.

"This is like being a foreign minister or a leader in Europe in the 1930s, we have got to not appease Putin. We have got to stand up to the evil that his invasion represents," said the head of the UK Foreign Ministry.

According to Politico, Cameron's statement came against the backdrop of Western efforts to provide Ukraine with high-tech weapons to repel Russian aggression while preparing for the potential return of NATO skeptic Donald Trump to the White House.

"One thing we can do is demonstrate during the course of this year that Putin isn’t winning," Cameron added.

Threat of frozen war

In late December, The New York Times claimed that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin had allegedly signaled through diplomatic channels that he was ready to freeze the war in Ukraine.

Also, according to unconfirmed information, Putin had sent proposals for a ceasefire a year earlier, in the fall of 2022.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Western countries are not asking Ukraine to negotiate a freeze of the war with Russia. In turn, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that there is currently no pressure from partners to stop Ukraine's defense.