PM Boris Johnson in a statement said that the United Kingdom and its partners will respond to Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine after analysing the situation properly.
On his Twitter account, PM Johnson said that he is very disturbed by the horrific attacks in Ukraine and has spoken to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, regarding the next steps.
He further stated, “President Vladimir Putin has chosen a road of destruction and bloodshed by carrying out this unprovoked attack on Ukraine. The United Kingdom and our allies will respond decisively.”
The tweet came soon after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in eastern Ukraine and asked the Ukrainian army to drop their arms and back home.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations has appealed to its members to “prevent the war” at an emergency meeting of the Security Council.
However, defending Russia’s decision to take military action in the Donbas region, the Russian envoy to the UN Vasily Alekseevich Nebenzya said, “the root of today’s crisis around Ukraine is the actions of Ukraine itself.”
In a statement issued by The White House, the President of the United States said: “The prayers of the people from worldwide are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they witness an unjustified and unprovoked attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen an intended war that will bring a fatal loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone will be accountable for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its partners will respond in a united and decisive way. The world will hold Russia accountable.”
The Ukrainian government said, “This is an act of war, an attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, a brutal violation of the UN Charter and basic norms and principles of international law. Ukraine has activated its right to self-defence in accordance with international law.”