Commenting on the current state of Russian aggression, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace suggested that Vladimir Putin had “lost self-control” (literally “full tonto”) as part of the current escalation of the crisis in Ukraine. Ben Wallace said the Russian president made the mistake of not having allies in his actions, comparing him to Tsar Nicholas I during the Crimean War. As a former Scottish Guard officer, the British Secretary of Defense has literally said that his regiment “kicked the backside” of the king in the Crimea, and that “we can always do it again”.