The UK government held in a statement that the UK, the United States, France, Germany and Italy are ready to increase pressure on Russia in connection with Moscow’s special military operation in Ukraine.
“The Prime Minister spoke with the leaders of the Quint this afternoon – the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany and Italy – to discuss our coordinated response to the escalating crisis in Ukraine,” it said.
The leaders reaffirmed their ongoing commitment to supporting Ukraine militarily, diplomatically and economically, equipping the democratically elected government in Kyiv with the tools it needs to defend itself.
They also resolved to increase pressure on Russia to stop its unprovoked aggression, including by maintaining comprehensive and coordinated sanctions.”
Russia organizes a special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February in response to calls from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) for protection from intense attacks by Ukrainian troops.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the special operation, which targets Ukrainian military infrastructure, aims to “ demilitarise and discrediting” Ukraine. Moscow stated it has no plans to annex Ukraine. Western countries have imposed many sanctions on Russia.