Johnson promises "massive package" of sanctions on Russia
The UK will be disclosing the details of the "ferocious" sanctions soon.
Along with the wide wave of US, European and other Western allies' sanctions, 10 Downing Street has also pitched in as Boris Johnson promised a "massive package of economic sanctions designed in time to hobble the Russian economy," after describing the Russian military operation in Donbass as an "invasion... by land, by sea and by air."
Furthermore, Johnson will also be speaking to G7 leaders, calling for an urgent NATO meeting after the announcement of Russia's military operation in Donbass.
At 5 pm, Johnson will also be addressing the House of Commons where the Partygate scandal suspect will be disclosing more punitive measures against Moscow.
The PM, furthermore, has also summoned the Russian ambassador to the UK, as an "unprecedented level of sanctions," as Foreign Officer minister James Cleverly said, will "persuade the people around Vladimir Putin this is completely the wrong thing to do."
The sanctions are most likely to be coordinated with the US and the EU, in addition to Western allies.
The Russian ambassador will be meeting Liz Truss, UK's foreign secretary, to "explain Russia's illegal, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine."
Not only Conservatives
Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has invited the "hardest possible sanctions" to be implemented on "all those linked to Putin."
"There will be dark days ahead," he said, "but Putin will learn the same lesson as Europe's tyrants of the last century: that the resolve of the world is harder than he imagines and the desire for liberty burns stronger than ever."
Tory ex-cabinet Minister, David Davis, took an alarmist approach toward the conflict: "Whether we like it or not Putin has effectively declared war on the West."
He said, "While we should continue to impose the most ferocious sanctions they are no longer a deterrent. They are a punishment. They will not stop him."
Whether we like it or not Putin has effectively declared war on the West.— David Davis (@DavidDavisMP) February 24, 2022
He will view confining our actions to Article 5 measures as legalistic weakness.
Although Davis believes that it is too late to get British "boots on the ground," he said that it isn't too late to provide air support for Ukraine, "which may neutralize Putin's overwhelming armored superiority."