“All the tanks and guns in Vladimir Putin’s arsenal will never break the spirit of Ukraine’s people or conquer their homeland. Britain will never waiver from supporting our friends, and I have not the slightest doubt that when this time of agony is over, Ukraine will rise again and take her place once more among free and sovereign nations,” Johnson said in his address released on Twitter.
He added that Ukrainians had defended their homeland with invincible courage and tenacity since the Russian invasion.
"We in Britain are lost in admiration for their valour and patriotism. Our job is to do everything we can to support them," the British PM added.
Putin will never break the spirit of Ukraine’s people or conquer their homeland.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 4, 2022
Ukraine will rise again and take her place among free and sovereign nations once more.
Johnson also outlined the assistance which the United Kingdom had already provided to Ukraine over the past few years, namely, training more than 22,000 members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, supplying weapons, allocating 400 million pounds for humanitarian and economic aid. Moreover, 150,000 British families have already offered to shelter Ukrainian refugees.
On February 24, Russian president Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops shell and destroy key infrastructure, massively fire on residential areas of Ukrainian cities, towns, and villages using artillery, MLRS, and ballistic missiles.