The Prime Minister has issued a message to Ukraine and said he is ‘heartsick at the destruction and loss of life.’
Boris Johnson shared a video last night directed at those both in the UK and in Europe, as more than 1.2million Ukrainians so far have been forced to flee their country
He says: ‘I cannot even imagine what you’re living through right now, or the outrage and heartbreak you must feel as everything you know and love is so inexplicably and brutally shattered.
‘What’s happening in your homeland is an abomination, and like people across the UK, I am heartsick at the destruction and loss of life.’
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Johnson also referenced Wednesday’s standing ovation received by Ukrainian ambassador Vadym Prystaiko as he sat in the public gallery of the House of Commons.
He said it demonstrated how the ‘UK stands squarely with the people of Ukraine’ and their struggle.
The PM continued: ‘Together, with Ukraine’s many friends, we’re doing everything we can to support you and to impose a mountain of pressure on Vladimir Putin.
‘We’re working with more than 25 allies and partners from as far away as Australia to support those engaged in the battle, not only to protect their homes, but freedom and democracy itself.
‘With the US and the European Union, we’ve brought in the biggest package of global sanctions ever imposed on Russia. And we will go further, unless and until this aggression stops.’
The world is turning its back on Putin and his regime,’ he added.
In what is referred to as a ‘regime of quietness’, the ceasefire will allow people to leave the cities safely.
According to the BBC, the military administration in Ukraine is still working on details of the evacuation.
Russia-Ukraine war: Everything you need to know
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has entered its tenth day, with the attacks beginning on February 24.
More than 1.2million people have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries, with many more expected to escape via humanitarian corridors opening today.
On Friday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson shared a video message in Ukrainian sharing his condolences with the families who have lost members and have fled their homes, as well as outlining what the UK is doing to help.
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