Johnson says ‘the West will not stand by’ on Ukraine

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London, Feb 24 (EFE).- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson assured this Thursday that “the West will not wait” while Russia attacks Ukraine, in a conversation with the president of this country, Volovímir Zelenski, after the start of the Russian offensive.

“The Ukrainian president briefed the prime minister on the attacks that are taking place, and the prime minister said the West would not stand by while President (Vladimir) Putin launches his campaign against the Ukrainian people,” a Downing spokesman said. Street, office of the head of government.

Johnson expressed hope that “Ukraine can hold on,” telling Zelensky that his country and people are “in the thoughts of everyone in the UK.”

In his conversation with the Ukrainian leader this morning, Johnson declared himself “horrified” by the events in Ukraine, according to the spokesman.

Later, the British prime minister accused Putin in a message on Twitter of “having chosen a path of bloodshed and destruction by launching this unprovoked attack on Ukraine.”

“The UK and its allies will respond decisively,” he added.

Also through Twitter, the British Foreign Minister, Liz Truss, condemned the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

“We stand with Ukraine and will work with our international partners to respond to this terrible act of aggression,” Truss said.

Putin today announced the start of a military operation in eastern Ukraine to protect people from “abuses and genocide” by the Ukrainian government for eight years.

(c) EFE Agency

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