British President Boris Johnson said on Friday that Putin’s United Kingdom was standing with Ukraine, saying that all those affected by the conflict had their thoughts.
President Johnson tweeted: “Four years ago, our country was shaken when Russian intelligence forces installed chemical weapons on the streets of Salisbury. My thoughts remain with all those arrested and I pay tribute to the efforts of all those involved to respond to this terrible attack.”
He continued: “The international community, including Ukraine, stood by us at the time. Today we are standing with Ukraine, doing everything in its power to make Putin’s plan fail.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a tweet today: “The UN is working around the clock to improve access to life-saving assistance for people in need of security and shelter in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
This is in stark contrast to the Russian military, which launched the Ukrainian army on 24 February, three days after Moscow recognized the separate regions of Ukraine – Donetsk, and Lugansk – as independent organizations.
Many countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and the European Union, have condemned the Russian military operation in Ukraine and imposed sanctions on Moscow. These countries have also promised Ukraine to help the military in attacking Russia.
The US, Canada, and European allies have agreed to remove major Russian banks from interbank messaging, SWIFT means that Russian banks will not be able to communicate securely with banks outside Russia. President Putin also signed a statement on significant economic measures against the United States and its allies.