Boris Johnson has told MPs that the UK will have to prepare for the next stages of Putin’s plans.
Johnson told MPs “If the worst happens then a European nation of 44 million men, women and children would become the target of a full-scale war of aggression waged without a shred of justification.”
“We have all tried to find a peaceful way through this crisis”.
Five Russian banks have also been sanctioned by the UK: Rossiya, IS Bank, General Bank, Promsvyazbank, and the Black Sea Bank, as well as assets of three wealthy individuals being frozen. These being Gennady Timchenko, Boris Rotenburg and Igor Rotenburg.
“Any assets they hold in the UK will be frozen, the individuals concerned will be banned from travelling here and we will prohibit all UK individuals and entities from having any dealings with them,” Johnson said in the live House of Commons conference.
He said: “We cannot tell what will happen in the days ahead but we should steel ourselves for a protracted crisis. The UK will meet this challenge side by side with our allies.”
Boris Johnson makes it clear that the UK stand with Ukraine and with our “Ukrainian friends”.
Johnson ends his conference by saying: “Whatever happens Britain will not waiver in our resolve.”
By Mya Bailey