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Boris Johnson denounces a “flagrant violation of the sovereignty” of Ukraine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denounced on Monday the recognition of the independence of Ukraine’s breakaway regions by Russia as “a flagrant violation of sovereignty” of the country and the “repudiation” of the Minsk peace accords.

“It is clearly contrary to international law. It is a flagrant violation of the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraineis the repudiation of the Minsk agreements”, Johnson declared in a press conference, and considered that it is a “bad omen” for the situation in Ukraine.

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Boris Johnson sees “Signs that things are moving in the wrong direction in Ukraineand specified that he will meet in the evening with the Ukrainian president Volodimir Zelenski.

For her part, the head of British diplomacy Liz Truss said that the United Kingdom would activate new sanctions against Moscow on Tuesday, “in response to its violation of international law and attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”.

Russia deployed for two weeks tens of thousands of soldiers on the borders of Ukraine which, according to Western countries, are ready to invade the neighbor.

The recognition of the independence of both separatist territories in the east of Ukraine opens the way for a Russian military deployment at your request.

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Source: Elcomercio

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