Vladimir Putin made a joke about the G7 leaders who had fun mocking his virile image on Wednesday, June 29. The Russian president thought that seeing them naked would be "disgusting". Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, accuses the Kremlin head of "toxic masculinity". He takes it twice for his rank. The video below shows the synthesis of these diplomatic exchanges, despite their amusing appearances.
Boris Johnson was asked by the German G7 Summit opening in Germany, Sunday 26 June whether the top world leaders should wear their jackets or remove them to show their "pecs"
He said "We must show that we're stronger than Putin," and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added, "We are going to get the shirtless-riding demonstration." This refers to the famous photo of Vladimir Putin riding on horseback, shirtless in 2009, which was a reference to the famous photo of Putin riding his horse, shirtless.
Vladimir Putin responded Wednesday to a press conference by saying, "I don’t know if the Turkmen wanted to undress to their waist or lower but it would have been an ugly sight." Ashkhabad is the Turkmen capital.
The Russian president wouldn't have started the war against Ukraine if he were a woman, said the British Prime Minister. This was met with sarcastic remarks from the Kremlin Wednesday.
He said that Russia's outbreak of war is "a perfect example male toxicity", closing the G7 summit in Germany. Boris Johnson has always called for more education for young girls in the world and "more women to hold power positions".
Vladimir Putin reacted to Boris Johnson’s comments at Wednesday’s press conference in Ashkhabad.
Vladimir Putin stated that "I would like you to recall the events of modern history when Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, decided to launch an offensive against Argentina to control the Falkland islands" in 1982.
He pointed out that "there, a woman decided to start a war" and that the British won the war the following year.