Johnson warned Ukraine and the West against concessions to Russia

Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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Ukraine and Western countries should not agree to territorial concessions to Russia even in exchange for the termination of the Russian special operation in Ukraine. This opinion was expressed on Thursday, June 23, by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The British politician addressed Western partners and allies on the eve of the G7 summit, which will be held June 26-28 in Germany, and the NATO summit, scheduled for June 29-30 in Madrid. According to Johnson, “now is not the time to call on Ukrainians to negotiate a bad peace” at the cost of territorial concessions to Russia, reports TASS.

According to the Prime Minister of Great Britain, a peace agreement on the condition that Ukraine give up part of the territory in exchange for a ceasefire “would be a disaster.” Such an outcome would provoke “further escalation by Putin whenever he wants it,” Johnson said.

The European Parliament has previously stated that Brussels will not agree to “peace at any cost” in Ukraine, bearing in mind the possible territorial concessions of Kyiv. For this reason, as a result of an extraordinary summit held on May 30-31, EU leaders refused to include a call for a truce in Ukraine in the final document.

The United States does not agree with the very idea of ​​intervening in the discussion of the parameters of a truce between Russia and Ukraine. Washington notes that the Ukrainian people and the government, headed by President Volodymyr Zelensky, must independently resolve the issue of the possibility of territorial concessions in conflict with Russia.

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