According to Johnson, this can be done without Ukraine’s membership in NATO.

The British Prime Minister proposed a plan for massive military assistance to Ukraine after the Russian invasion was curtained, in order, as he put it, “to strengthen the needles of the Ukrainian porcupine to make it indigestible in the future” for Russian troops.

In an interview with the BBC Broadcasting Corporation, Johnson said that Western countries could begin rearming the Armed Forces of Ukraine immediately after the end of the Russian military campaign.

“Even if it is impossible to guarantee Ukraine Article 5, that is, full membership in NATO, existence under a thermonuclear umbrella, then one can imagine that Ukraine’s supporters in the West will supply so many weapons, send so many instructors, provide such intelligence assistance that it will create a kind of deterrent mechanism to prevent Russia from invading again,” the head of the British government said.