BORIS Johnson will address Parliament today after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine overnight.
The PM will update MPs on the sanctions Britain will whack the Kremlin with after leading an emergency Cobra meeting this morning.
Last night he spoke to Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky on the phone and vowed a swift and strong response against Moscow.
Today the health secretary called Vladimir Putin’s decision to send forces into two breakaway regions “a very dark day in Europe”.
Sajid Javid said: “He’s sent in tanks and troops. From that you can conclude that the invasion of Ukraine has begun.”
He confirmed today’s COBRA meeting will discuss the possibility of sending more military support like weapons to Ukraine.
And he pledged: “We will make sanctions as targeted as possible to people responsible for this flagrant violation of international law.
“Words aren’t enough. Putin has decided that he prefers confrontation. We have always been clear we will take action, it won’t just be words.”
Russian tanks are already on the move after Putin reportedly ordered troops into Ukraine and recruited medics to prepare for “bloodshed”.
Videos obtained by Al-Jazeera show Russian military vehicles in two breakaway areas of eastern Ukraine.