Boris Johnson: Ukraine Should Not Accept a Bad Peace Deal
Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky must not be pressured by world powers to accept a bad peace deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his government on Tuesday.
The prime minister said bad deals will not last, his spokesman said. According to Johnson, there should not be a situation where “Putin’s unjustified aggression bears fruit”.
During the cabinet meeting, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss also said that London is preparing further sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, the prime minister’s spokesman said.
Johnson, who survived a confidence vote within his Conservative Party on Monday with 59 percent of the vote, told his ministers Britain would “remain at the forefront” when it comes to aiding Ukraine.
Zelenski reacted positively to Johnson’s stay on Tuesday. “I’m glad we didn’t lose a very important ally, this is great news,” he said via video link at an event hosted by business daily Financial Times.