Britain Working to Provide More Military Support to Ukraine

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is engaged on a bundle of army assist and financial support for Ukraine as the specter of a Russian invasion grows, a authorities spokesperson stated on Sunday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a visit to Europe later this week to construct assist to finish the standoff with Russia. Though there have been no particulars of the place Johnson would go to, his workplace stated he needed to have interaction extra with Nordic and Baltic international locations.

“The disaster on Ukraine’s border has reached a vital juncture. All the knowledge we have now suggests Russia could possibly be a planning an invasion of Ukraine at any second,” the spokesperson stated.

The US and Britain have stated Russian President Vladimir Putin may order an invasion earlier than the top of the Winter Olympics on Feb. 20 in what could be Europe’s largest safety disaster for many years.

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Russia, which has greater than 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border, has denied accusations that it might be planning to invade and has accused Western nations of spreading lies to distract from their very own aggressive acts.

The spokesperson stated Johnson was working with allies on the bundle of assist for Ukraine to be introduced within the coming days.

Britain has been supplying anti-tank weapons and coaching personnel to Ukraine though these troops had been ordered to depart on the weekend.

“There may be nonetheless a window of alternative for de-escalation and diplomacy, and the prime minister will proceed to work tirelessly alongside our allies to get Russia to step again from the brink,” the spokesperson stated.

Britain’s assist for Ukraine comes as Johnson is grappling with the worst home political disaster of his premiership, with police investigating lockdown events at his Downing Road workplace and residence. He’s being questioned by police.

The allegations of rule-breaking have undermined Johnson’s authority and led some lawmakers from his ruling Conservative Celebration in addition to opposition leaders to name for him to resign.

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Modifying by Angus MacSwan)

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