Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson during a telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky told him what he talked about with the Russian president Vladimir Putin in the context of the situation in Ukraine and at its borders. It is reported by press service Downing Street.
“He (Johnson – KR) repeated the message conveyed to President Putin about Britain’s support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The Prime Minister stressed that Great Britain will use all its diplomatic and economic forces, together with allies, to prevent any Russian aggression against Ukraine, ”the statement said.
In addition, Prime Minister Johnson and President Zelensky discussed an important issue for Ukraine and European countries to reduce dependence on Russian gas and the need to develop clean and alternative energy sources.
The press service of Zelensky said that Boris Johnson “reaffirmed the strong and firm support from Great Britain for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.”
Formerly President of the United States Joe Biden made it clearthat the United States and its allies and partners are committed to the principle of “no decisions or discussions about Ukraine without Ukraine,” the White House said following a conversation between Biden and the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky 9th December.
Russia is accumulating troops near the borders of Ukraine and in the annexed Crimea
According to Ministry of Defense of UkraineDuring the second half of 2021, the command of the Russian armed forces conducted a series of large-scale command and staff exercises near the Ukrainian border.
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky reported on November 10 that about 100 thousand Russian soldiers are near the border with Ukraine and that Western countries are transmitting information to official Kiev about the active movements of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border.
France and Germany On November 15, Russia was warned against harming the territorial integrity of Ukraine amid a large and unusual concentration of Russian troops near the Ukrainian borders. Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg stated on November 16 that the alliance continues to work closely with Ukraine and provide it with political and practical support.
Russian authorities, including the president Vladimir Putin, deny aggressive intentions and themselves accuse the West of escalating tensions, pointing to large-scale exercises in the Black Sea. Putin also blamed Ukraine for the escalation due to its use of an attack drone against militants in the Donbas.
Edition Bloomberg previously reported that American intelligence shared intelligence with European allies, testifying to the probable preparation of Russia for a large-scale invasion of the unoccupied territory of Ukraine in several directions.
V The Kremlin was criticized such reports of Western media.
The last time Russian authorities pulled troops to the Ukrainian border was in early spring 2021. Kiev and Western countries saw this as a threat to Ukraine’s security. Moscow explained the transfer of troops by exercises and indicated that what was happening was not dangerous for other countries.