Boris Johnson: There is clear and present danger for Ukraine

Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Kyiv, Ukraine attends a joint news conference after he held crisis talks with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky amid rising tensions with Russia. Boris Johnson said intelligence showed there was a “clear and present danger” for the Ukraine, amid an amassing of Russian troops on its border. The Prime Minister, speaking at a press conference in Kyiv, said: “Somebody said were we exaggerating the threat, were the US and the UK in any way trying to big this up. “I’ve just got to say, that is not the intelligence that we’re seeing. “This is a clear and present danger and we see large numbers of troops massing, we see preparations for all kinds of operations that are consistent with an imminent military campaign. “And the reason we feel it is so important for the UK to take the role we are in trying to bring the West together is because, yes of course it is about Ukraine and that matters deeply to us, but this is about something even bigger I’m afraid. “It is about the whole European security architecture, because be in no doubt about what I think President Putin is trying to achieve here.”will also intensify our economic cooperation.”

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