Nigel Farage: We provoked war in Ukraine (2024)

Nigel Farage says the Ukraine conflict is Vladimir Putin's fault, but "we've provoked this war".

Speaking to BBC Panorama's Nick Robinson, the Reform UK leader said he'd been warning about conflict with Russia since 2014.

You can watch all of the Panorama Interviews with Nick Robinson here.

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War in Ukraine

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Nigel Farage: We provoked war in Ukraine (2024)


What led to the war in Ukraine? ›

Russian annexation of Crimea (2014)

In late February 2014, Russia began to occupy Crimea, marking the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian War. On 22 and 23 February, in the relative power vacuum immediately after the ousting of Yanukovych, Russian troops and special forces were moved close to the border with Crimea.

What political party is Nigel Farage? ›

Did Nigel Farage win I'm a celebrity? ›

Mr Farage picked up the same gong last year. The former Ukip party leader, who came third on I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year, appeared to step down from GB News while announcing he would be campaigning for the General Election.

Where does Nigel Farage live? ›

He resides near the Bromley border in a charming village called Downe. Born on April 3, 1964, in Farnborough, technically in London but used to be considered Kent. Farage spent his early education at grammar schools in West Wickham and Eden Park in Bromley before attending the prestigious Dulwich College.

What is Russia's reason for invading Ukraine? ›

Putin espoused irredentist views challenging Ukraine's right to exist, and falsely claimed that Ukraine was governed by neo-Nazis persecuting the Russian minority. He said his goal was to "demilitarise and denazify" Ukraine.

Why is Ukraine so important to Russia? ›

Russia has deep cultural, economic, and political bonds with Ukraine, and in many ways Ukraine is central to Russia's identity and vision for itself in the world. Family ties. Russia and Ukraine have strong familial bonds that go back centuries.

What role did Nigel Farage play in Brexit? ›

After the successful EU membership referendum, Farage resigned as the leader of UKIP, but remained as an MEP; he left UKIP in 2018. He co-founded the Brexit Party - which subsequently became Reform UK - later that year.

What is the real name of the Republican Party? ›

The Republican Party, also known as the GOP (Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. It emerged as the main political rival of the then-dominant Democratic Party in the mid-1850s, and the two parties have dominated American politics ever since.

Is Nigel Farage a member of Reform UK? ›

Reform UK leader Nigel Farage says his party is in with a chance of winning seats in the South East of England at the general election.

How many times has Nigel Farage lost? ›

Farage has stood for election to the House of Commons seven times, in five general elections and two by-elections, losing in each. He was also a proponent of the UK leaving the European Union in the 2016 referendum, in which the electorate voted to do so by 52% to 48%.

Who was the fifth person to leave I'm a Celebrity? ›

Danielle Harold was the fifth contestant to leave I'm a Celebrity. Harold is best known for appearing on BBC soap EastEnders as Lola Pearce. The actress, 31, joined the show in 2011 and had her last scenes in 2023, as she took part in a big brain cancer storyline resulting in her character's death.

How do I contact Nigel Farage? ›

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How many members does Reform UK have? ›

Reform UK
Membership (June 2024)50,000+ (at least 45,000)
IdeologyRight-wing populism Euroscepticism
Political positionRight-wing
AffiliatesReform Derby Bolton for Change
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What is the cause of war? ›

What is war and what causes it? War is caused by many different things, including competition over land, religious conflicts, and nationalism. Imperialism, racism, and slavery have also been causes of armed conflict.

When did the Ukraine invasion start? ›

How much territory has Ukraine lost? ›

By 11 November 2022, the Institute for the Study of War calculated that Ukrainian forces had liberated an area of 74,443 km2 (28,743 sq mi) from Russian occupation, leaving Russia with control of about 18% of Ukraine's territory.

When did the Battle of Kiev start? ›


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