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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: British PM Says Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine ‘Must End In Failure’

Boris Johnson
The British Prime Minister

By Landing Ceesay

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ‘must end in failure’, after describing the act ‘hideous and barbaric venture’.

 “Diplomatically, politically, economically – and eventually, militarily – this hideous and barbaric venture of Vladimir Putin must end in failure. And so I say to the people of Russia, whose president has just authorised a tidal wave of violence against fellow Slavic people,” Boris Johnson said in a statement earlier today.

The UK Prime Minister said Ukraine is a country that enjoyed freedom and democracy for decades and the right to choose its own destiny that the UK and the world would not allow to be ‘snuffed out’.

“We – and the world – cannot allow that freedom just to be snuffed out. We cannot and will not just look away. It is because we have been so alarmed in recent months at the Russian intimidation that the UK became one of the first countries in Europe to send defensive weaponry to help the Ukrainians. Other allies have now done the same and we will do what more we can in the days ahead. Today, in concert with our allies we will agree to a massive package of economic sanctions designed in time to hobble the Russian economy. And to that end, we must also collectively cease the dependence on Russian oil and gas that for too long has given Putin his grip on western politics.

“President Putin of Russia has unleashed war on our European continent. He has attacked a friendly country without any provocation and without any credible excuse. Innumerable missiles and bombs have been raining down on an entirely innocent population. A vast invasion is underway by land, by sea and by air. And this is not in the infamous phrase, some faraway country of which we know little,” he said.

Boris Johnson assured that they would work with Ukraine no matter how long it takes,  to ensure that its sovereignty and independence is restored; saying ‘this act of wanton and reckless aggression is an attack not just on Ukraine’.

The UK Prime Minister also described the invasion by Russia as an attack on democracy and freedom in Eastern Europe and around the world.

 “This crisis is about the right of a free, sovereign independent European people to choose their own future. And that is a right that the UK will always defend,” Boris Johnson said on his Facebook today, following the Russian forces’ invasion of the Easter European state in the earlier hours of today.

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