Boris Johnson: Russia's Plan for the Biggest War in Europe since 1945 is already Under Way

World » UKRAINE | February 20, 2022, Sunday // 15:11
Bulgaria: Boris Johnson: Russia's Plan for the Biggest War in Europe since 1945 is already Under Way Wikimedia Commons

 Evidence suggests that Russia is planning “Europe's biggest war since 1945” in scale, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “The fact is that all indications are that the plan is already in place,” he said in an interview with the BBC.

The prime minister said US President Joe Biden had shared intelligence with Western leaders that Russian forces were not only planning to enter Ukraine from the east via Donbas but also to descend south of Belarus and encircle the capital Kyiv.

Asked if a Russian invasion was still thought to be imminent, Johnson said: “I'm afraid the evidence suggests just that, we won't cover up what it's all about.”

Bulgarian PM signed with Zelensky a Declaration of Support for Ukraine and Met with Boris Johnson

Speaking from Munich, where he is attending a meeting of world leaders for an annual security conference, the prime minister recalled that “people need to understand the net cost of human life, which can cost all this – civilians, Ukrainians and Russian soldiers.”

Recent estimates by the US government show that between 169,000 and 190,000 Russian troops are now stationed on the border with Ukraine in Russia and Belarus, including separatist units in eastern Ukraine. There, leaders announced a general mobilization yesterday, called on all reservists to appear in military districts, and stopped men trying to leave at the border with Russia.

In an interview, Johnson also said that the United Kingdom will impose even broader sanctions against Russia than previously thought. He said Russian companies would be banned from “trading in British pounds and US dollars”.

/Dnevnik

Follow Novinite.com on Twitter and Facebook

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Ukraine » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Boris Johnson, Ukraine, Russia, UK
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria