United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has made multiple references to the war in Ukraine, saying the conflict was largely to blame for a significant spike in energy prices that is fuelling rising costs in Britain.
Prime Minister Johnson says slow recovery from Covid is a contributing factor to financial woes in the UK.
However, Prime Minister says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion “brutally interrupted” any chance of a full recovery.
In an appeal to Britons, the PM said he was aware there may be some who argue that the price of supporting Ukrainians is now “too high, and they should be encouraged to accept whatever terms Putin may ask” – but he added this wasn’t an option.
On the question of imposing a “bad peace” on Ukraine, by granting Russia territorial concessions, Prime Minister Johnson denounced this as “morally repugnant”.