Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, has urged the west to face agency in opposition to makes an attempt by Russian president Vladimir Putin to rewrite the rules-based worldwide order by pressure, as he set out a “six-point plan” for dealing with the disaster in Ukraine.
“It isn’t sufficient to specific our help for the rules-based worldwide order — we should defend it in opposition to a sustained try and rewrite the principles by army pressure,” Johnson mentioned.
“The world is watching. It isn’t future historians however the individuals of Ukraine who can be our choose.”
Johnson set out his plan in an essay within the New York Occasions, by which he known as for renewed diplomatic efforts to de-escalate the disaster “however solely on the premise of the total participation by the reliable authorities of Ukraine”.
He additionally known as for the mobilisation of a global humanitarian coalition for Ukraine, extra gear to permit Kyiv to defend itself, most sanctions in opposition to the Putin regime and a “fast marketing campaign” to strengthen resilience in Europe.
He mentioned the west must also be cautious of the “creeping normalisation of what Russia is doing in Ukraine”.
“Putin should fail and have to be seen to fail on this act of aggression,” he mentioned.
On Monday, Johnson will welcome Justin Trudeau and Mark Rutte, his Canadian and Dutch counterparts respectively, to Downing Road for discussions on the right way to present solidarity with Ukraine.
In the meantime, on Tuesday, he’ll host leaders of the “V4” group of central European nations — the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — to debate the disaster.