“Well there you are Ukraine, that’s what the British government thinks about what is happening to you. I am so ashamed of the UK government.”
And Jennifer Robinson remarked: “Really telling the UK defence secretary @bwallace just described on @BBCBreakfast a war with NATO countries and Russia as ‘a proper war’ in contrast to war in Ukraine. Said it a few times then corrected himself. Just awful.”
Cookie Puss tweeted: “Boom. There you have it. The real value the UK Gov put on the Ukraine situation. Not a ‘proper’ war yet.”
@hgasltd defended Wallace, however, and replied: “It’s a Ukraine war, not ours. Until Putin crosses into a European country it’s not our war, and you should be thanking God it’s not.”
And Rocksie added: “Prat, looking for any excuse to rubbish a very good interview from a minister pulling no punches in explaining our stance in this current crisis. ‘Boom’ yourself away mate!”
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.