FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a PMQs session in the House of Commons in London, Britain March 2, 2022. Courtesy British Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS
March 5, 2022
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday urged other leaders to join a six-point plan to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, ranging from humanitarian assistance to inflicting the greatest possible economic damage pain for Moscow is enough.
Ahead of meetings with leaders from Canada, the Netherlands and central Europe next week in London, Johnson said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion must fail and be seen as failed.
“It is not enough to express our support for the rules-based international order – we must defend it against a sustained attempt to rewrite the rules with military force,” Johnson said in a statement.
He listed his goals, including building an international humanitarian coalition for Ukraine, supporting her self-defense and maximizing economic pressure on Moscow.
Johnson also called for diplomatic ways of de-escalation with full involvement of the Ukrainian government, more security in the Euro-Atlantic area and an end to the “creeping normalization” of Russian activities in Ukraine.
After meeting with the prime ministers of Canada and the Netherlands on Monday, Johnson will on Tuesday host leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – countries experiencing a flood of refugees caused by the invasion.
Britain plans to speed up sanctions against Russian businessmen through new legal measures that will be tabled in Parliament on Monday.
(Writing by William Schomberg, Editing by William Maclean)
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