Cameron warns EU against 'appeasing Putin as we did Hitler': Report
British Prime Minister David Cameron has reportedly warned the European nations against making the same mistake in "appeasing" Russian President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine as France and Britain did with Adolf Hitler before the beginning of the Second World War.
The British premiere made this statement during a heated debate at a European Union summit behind closed doors in Brussels on Saturday, reported The Guardian. Cameron said that Russia had already seized Crimea and needs to be stopped from annexing the whole of Ukraine.
Downing Street although declined to confirm the statement but did not contest the veracity of the report too.
The British premiere said that the west's dilemma with respect to Putin was akin to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's with Hitler in 1938 when the Anglo-French appeasement motivated him to invade Poland. The invasion then became a precursor to the Second World War.
(Posted on 04-09-2014)
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