Latest from Boris Johnson: PM praises Ukrainians as Liz Truss is on ‘death list’ of Russian oligarchs

Boris Johnson speaks Russian while addressing his compatriots during the invasion of Ukraine

The United States, Canada and the European Union supported Britain’s bid to remove Russia from the main international payments network Swift, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauded the Ukrainians for their “heroic struggle”.

“Tightening the economic ties around the Putin regime is extremely important,” the prime minister told broadcasters.

“Let’s not doubt it, things are not going well with President Putin, far from him.

“The Ukrainians are fighting heroically and, as most of us think, very successful in some places because it is a great country and a very brave country. »

Liz Truss, meanwhile, said the State Department is preparing a “black list” of Russian oligarchs that it will slap every few weeks with sanctions.

in an interview withSunday TimesThe foreign minister said the government would “make everything very painful” for the hundreds of oligarchs living in Britain who support the Putin regime.

“Nothing is unimportant when it comes to who or what we are targeting. We are very clear on this – we are fully prepared to do whatever is necessary. »

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Ireland to ban Russia from airspace

The Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense has announced that the country will close Irish airspace to Russian aircraft.

Simon Coveney tweeted this morning, “Shocking Russian attacks on Ukraine overnight. Ireland will close Irish airspace to all Russian aircraft.

“We encourage other EU partners to do the same. We also support far-reaching new sanctions to be adopted today at the EU FAC and a new aid package for Ukraine.

The Irish Foreign Minister has said that he will close Irish airspace to all Russian aircraft.

Emily AtkinsonFebruary 27, 2022 07:57

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Mark Drakeford appears to criticize ‘reluctant spirit’ of Home Office visa announcement

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, appears to have condemned the Home Office after it announced that Ukrainians in England could extend or change their visas.

Mark Drakeford said BBC Breakfast“There is a somewhat reluctant spirit in the Home Office announcement, it just talks about making ‘concessions’ to people who are already here.

“As the position says, we will need to go beyond that.

“In the face of these deeply disturbing events, it is not just the actions themselves but the spirit in which they are carried out that matters in establishing our reputation as a country that is ready to do our bit to respond to them. People who are ahead of everything.

Independent It launched a Welcome to Refugees campaign urging the UK government to implement an urgent and well-funded resettlement program for Ukrainians fleeing the Russian occupation and to lead the way in offering a wider outreach and Support package.

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Emily AtkinsonFebruary 27, 2022 07:51

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Protesters in London show their anger in front of the Russian embassy over the occupation of Ukraine

Police said the investigation was ongoing after a protester threw paint at the embassy.

liam jamesFebruary 27, 2022 03:00

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Germany will send anti-tank weapons to Ukraine to fight Putin

Germany announced that it would supply anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, a major change in Berlin policy.

Germany has allowed the Netherlands to send 400 German-made anti-tank guns to Ukraine, the German Ministry of Economy and Climate said on Saturday evening.

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a turning point. “It threatens our entire post-war order,” said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. “In this situation, it is our duty to do our best to help Ukraine defend itself against Vladimir Putin’s invading army. »

Germany has long adhered to a policy of not exporting lethal weapons to conflict zones, including Ukraine. Just Friday, government officials said they would abide by the policy.

It is believed that Germany will supply 1,000 anti-tank guns and 500 Stinger missiles.

liam jamesFebruary 27, 2022 02:10

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Ukraine occupation protests continue in Ireland

As protests against the occupation of Ukraine continue in Dublin, pressure is mounting on the Irish government to expel the Russian ambassador.

On Saturday afternoon, dozens of protesters gathered again outside the Russian embassy south of Dublin to call for an end to Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.

Labor TD Ivana Bacik and Fianna Fáil MP Billy Kelleher were among the crowd.

It came amid growing calls for the Russian ambassador to be expelled from Ireland.

A diplomatic car trying to enter the gates of the embassy gets kicked by protesters before it sped away from the area during a protest outside the embassy of the Russian Federation in Dublin on Friday

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During a protest outside the Russian Embassy in Dublin on Friday, a diplomatic vehicle attempting to enter the embassy gates was kicked by protesters before driving away from the area.

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liam jamesFebruary 27, 2022 01:00

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Patel clashes with Labor over visas for people fleeing Ukraine

An angry war of words erupted between the Government and the Labor Party over Britain’s treatment of people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

Labor said the government’s refusal to ease visa restrictions for those seeking asylum in the UK was “unethical” at a time when the country was under fire.

But Interior Minister Priti Patel responded by accusing the opposition of “terrible misinformation” and saying the allegations were “not entirely true”.

Speaking during a visit to Birmingham, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer urged ministers to take a ‘humane approach’ to people ‘flying for their lives’.

Tom BatchelorFebruary 27, 2022 12:30

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Zinchenko, Mykolenko and Ukraine take the stage before Man City narrowly beat Everton

Saturday night there was a match at Goodison Park that affected both sides of the Premier League table; The severely greater fear that affected Everton’s Vitaliy Mykolenko and Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko was alleviated by the injury and desperation.

In a pre-match hug, the Ukrainian couple were understandably emotional as Goodison Park offered a powerful and poignant show of support for their country, which was the victims of a war perpetrated by Vladimir Putin’s venomous megalomania.

In scenes with the soundtrack “He Ain’ti Heavy, He’s My Brother” Mykolenko couldn’t hold back her tears as Zinchenko succumbed to them.

Everton players covered the pitch with Ukrainian flags, while City had blue and yellow horizontal bicolor jackets painted over the shouts of ‘No war’.

liam jamesFebruary 26, 2022 23:50

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Johnson says ‘unbelievable’ sports ties with Russia could continue

Boris Johnson said it was “inconceivable” that sports relations with Russia would continue under Vladimir Putin.

Asked whether England should cut sports ties with Russia after Poland and Sweden refused to play for the national football team in the World Cup play-offs, Johnson called the situation “sad”.

“So, it’s a sad thing because I don’t think we’ve had a situation like this for a very, very long time,” said the Prime Minister.

But I cannot imagine that normal sports relations with Putin’s Russia can continue. »

Tom BatchelorFebruary 26, 2022 23:35

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PM says Putin’s involvement in diplomacy is a ‘joke’

Boris Johnson said President Putin’s involvement in diplomacy was a “joke” and that he “had a strange and semi-mystical view that Ukraine was part of Russia”.

Speaking on Saturday evening, the Prime Minister said: “I think we have to face the terrible reality that according to President Putin, diplomacy is a farce.

“It never intended to change its trajectory. You read the article he wrote a few months ago – it was clear that he was attached to a strange, semi-mystical view of Ukraine as part of Russia.

“It is an opinion that the Ukrainians enthusiastically and passionately reject, and they show that they will fight to reject it.

“Our job now is to help them, to help change the overwhelming odds they face, and that’s why we’re sending them support.”

Tom BatchelorFebruary 26, 2022 23:15

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Johnson warns that “very dark days await Ukraine”

Speaking at RAF Brize Norton, Boris Johnson said: “Let us have no doubt that things are not going very far with President Putin.

“The Ukrainians are fighting heroically and fighting very successfully in some places, as many of us think, because this is a great country and a very brave country.

However, as you rightly stated, terrible atrocities are committed and very dark days await Ukraine.

“We must do everything we can to help and change the strong odds that Ukraine is facing, and that’s why we’re sending humanitarian supplies, as well as financial and military supplies.

“Britain was the first European country to send military aid to Ukraine. So many more countries joined last night, promised to send military aid, you’re starting to see that growing.

Tom BatchelorFebruary 26, 2022 22:32