Johnson, Trudeau Mock Putin Shirtless Picture at G7 Summit

Johnson, Trudeau Mock Putin Shirtless Picture at G7 Summit

Video reveals Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson mocking a 2009 photograph displaying a shirtless Russian President Vladimir Putin driving a horse.

The Canadian and UK prime ministers made the feedback on Sunday, on the three-day G7 summit in Bavaria, Germany. The G7 leaders are anticipated to debate the battle in Ukraine, together with implementing extra sanctions on Moscow, and sending extra navy help to Kyiv.

You’ll be able to watch the video from Agence France-Presse right here.

The video reveals Johnson, whereas sitting down for the assembly, asking his colleagues if they need to go away their jackets on or take them off.

“All of us have to point out that we’re more durable than Putin,” Johnson stated, to laughter from a few of his counterparts. 

Trudeau jumped on the joke and shortly responded: “We will get the bare-chested horseback driving show.”

European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen added: “Oh sure. Horseback driving is the most effective.”

“We have got to point out them our pecs,” Johnson stated.

US President Joe Biden, who was on the desk, might be seen smiling at Johnson however not saying something. Neither the White Home nor the Kremlin instantly responded to Insider’s request for remark.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides a horse during his vacation outside the town of Kyzyl in Southern Siberia on August 3, 2009.

Vladimir Putin rides a horse throughout his trip outdoors the city of Kyzyl in southern Siberia on August 3, 2009.

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Johnson and Trudeau had been referring to images of a shirtless Putin driving a horse whereas on trip in Siberia in 2009.

The opposite leaders on the assembly had been German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, European Council President Charles Michel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

The G7 summit is predicted to run till Tuesday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke on the summit by way of video hyperlink on Monday morning and referred to as for the supply of extra heavy weaponry.