The Foreign Secretary has said Ukraine will succeed in pushing out Russian invaders because Moscow's "tanks are fearful of Ukrainian tractors".
James Cleverly told a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference: "We have seen Ukrainians – both their professional army but also those people volunteering, those people, the students and the musicians and the politicians and the artists and the sports stars – taking up arms and defending their country against this illegal, unprovoked act of aggression by Vladimir Putin.
"Anyone here who was a member of the Armed Forces, you're always told the only thing that a tank fears is another tank.
"Well, Russian tanks are fearful of Ukrainian tractors.
"That's why Ukrainians will succeed, and when they do and when that fantastic, glorious day comes, then our role evolves, because we have to help them rebuild their country and rebuild their society and rebuild their economy."
Russia has attacked the Ukrainian President's hometown with a 'suicide drone' attack as Ukraine pushes ahead with its counter-offensive after taking back control of a strategic eastern city.
Moscow's loss of Lyman, which it had been using as a transport and logistics hub, is a new blow to the Kremlin as it seeks to escalate the war by illegally annexing four regions of Ukraine.