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Please don’t compare Ukraine to Brexit, Petro Poroshenko asks Boris Johnson

Former president rejects PM’s conference remarks, saying ‘zero’ citizens died over vote to leave EU

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Ukraine’s former president Petro Poroshenko has asked Boris Johnson not to compare the UK’s Brexit vote to his country’s fight against Russia, saying “zero” citizens died because of the decision to leave the European Union.

Johnson’s comparison, when he suggested British people backed Brexit with 52% of the vote because, like the Ukrainians, they choose “freedom every time”, was greeted with disbelief.

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