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PM to hold Cobra meeting as Ukraine enters state of emergency

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THE PRIME Minister, Boris Johnson, is to hold a Cobra meeting on the “horrific attacks” in Ukraine overnight, and has warned Vladimir Putin has chosen a “path of bloodshed” after declaring war on the sovereign nation.

Mr Johnson will chair an urgent meeting at 7.30am after the invasion began.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister wrote: “I am appalled by the horrific events in Ukraine and I have spoken to President Zelenskyy to discuss next steps.

President Putin has chosen a path of bloodshed and destruction by launching this unprovoked attack on Ukraine.

“The UK and our allies will respond decisively.”

Meanwhile, Ukraine has brought in emergency measures and told its citizens in Russia to flee the country as fears of a large-scale invasion by President Vladimir Putin’s troops mount.

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, told the UN general assembly in New York that it is time for “restraint, reason and de-escalation” to avoid “a scale and severity of need unseen for many years”.

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  • Ukraine in state of emergency

    Ukraine has brought in emergency measures and told its citizens in Russia to flee the country as fears of a large-scale invasion by President Vladimir Putin’s troops mount.

    The UN secretary general, António Guterres, told the UN general assembly in New York that it is time for “restraint, reason and de-escalation” to avoid “a scale and severity of need unseen for many years”.

  • G7 leaders to meet today

    A meeting of G7 leaders will also take place today, President Joe Biden has confirmed.

    “President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering,” Mr Biden said.

    “Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way.

    “The world will hold Russia accountable.”

  • ‘Russian drone had been shot down near Kyiv’

    Unconfirmed reports and pictures of wreckage suggested a Russian drone had been shot down near Kyiv.

    Lights in the capital went out at 6.30am – and seven minutes later, an enormous blast was heard nearby.

    At 7.05am sirens began blaring across the capital for the first time as frightened locals braced themselves for a bomb blitz.

    Access to the Black Sea and Azov Sea was cut off as an amphibious landing from a tanker and helicopter aircraft was reported near the southern port of Odessa.

  • PM to hold Cobra meeting

    THE PRIME Minister, Boris Johnson, is to hold a Cobra meeting on the “horrific attacks” in Ukraine overnight, and has warned Vladimir Putin has chosen a “path of bloodshed” after declaring war on the sovereign nation.

    Mr Johnson will chair an urgent meeting at 7.30am after the invasion began.

    In a tweet, the Prime Minister wrote: “I am appalled by the horrific events in Ukraine and I have spoken to President Zelenskyy to discuss next steps.

    President Putin has chosen a path of bloodshed and destruction by launching this unprovoked attack on Ukraine.

    “The UK and our allies will respond decisively.”



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