Boris Johnson to meet key eastern European allies
Boris Johnson has arrived in Poland to meet key European allies over the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
He is set to warn in a speech that Ukraine’s occupation would have “grave” consequences for the global order after nearly a week of fighting.
According to the BBC, the UK is considering calling for Russia to be expelled from the UN Security Council.
Ahead of his arrival, the prime minister said the UK would “continue to bring maximum pressure to bear” on Russia.
The Russian army is continuing its advance on Kyiv, with satellite images spotting an armoured convoy about 40 miles long.
Air-raid sirens sounded again in the capital overnight, and there were also reports of fierce shelling in other cities including Chernihiv in the north.
Fighting escalated on Monday as Russian missiles killed dozens of civilians in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city with President Volodymyr Zelensky describing the bombardment as a war crime.
Mr Johnson is set to meet leaders of Poland and Estonia to discuss a response to the Ukraine crisis as well as European security.
The PM is set to announce further sanctions on Mr Putin’s allies and that there will be an economic cost for people in the UK.
He is also expected to announce 1,000 British troops on standby to help with humanitarian response.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will travel to Geneva on Tuesday to speak at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
She is expected to accuse the Kremlin of breaching human rights on an industrial scale, paving the way for a UN resolution which could go as far as expelling Russia from the Security Council.
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