Cleverly: Giving Ukraine weapons is the only path to peace

Cleverly: Giving Ukraine weapons is the only path to peace

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has said that the swiftest and the only path to peace in Europe is to provide Ukraine with weapons it needs to defeat Russia.

He said this in an article for the Times of Malta, Ukrinform reports.

“Like all authoritarian rulers, Putin responds only to strength in his opponents. He rejected Volodymyr Zelensky’s 10-point plan for peace last December. That is why the UK and Ukraine’s friends are doing all they can to bring Ukraine success on the battlefield. And it’s why I’m delighted that Germany and the US are joining the UK in sending tanks to the Ukrainians. Giving the Ukrainians the tools they need to finish the job is the swiftest – indeed the only – path to peace,” he wrote.

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He noted that Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion of Ukraine one year ago is the greatest threat to Europe’s security since 1945, stressing that Vladimir Putin’s ambitions do not end with the conquest and annexation of Ukraine.

According to Cleverly, Ukraine bears the brunt of Putin’s savagery, but the whole world is paying an exorbitant price for Putin’s war of choice

“A tsunami of hunger threatens the poorest countries in the world. Rising energy prices will push millions back into poverty, all across the globe… He [Putin] wants to upend world politics and call time on the international order. And if he succeeds, he will drag us all back to an age of violence and conquest. But we cannot and will not let Putin win,” he wrote.

As reported by Ukrinform, Britain’s representative to the OSCE, Ian Stubbs, said that it is important for Ukraine to receive weapons from its partners not only to defend its territory, but also to push out Russian troops out, liberating all occupied regions.


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