British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise visit to Ukraine on Wednesday, where he warned against negotiations with Russia.
“This is not the time to advance some flimsy plan for negotiation,” Johnson said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Johnson, who is due to step down as prime minister next month, has now visited Kyiv three times since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. He has been one of the most hawkish NATO leaders in his rhetoric against Russia, frequently discouraging the idea of peace talks.
During one visit to Kyiv in April, Johnson said he “urged” against negotiations with Russia. According to a report from Ukrainska Pravda, Johnson told Zelensky in April that even if Ukraine was ready to sign a deal with Russia, Kyiv’s Western backers were not.
During Wednesday’s visit, Johnson pledged a new weapons package for Ukraine worth about $64 million. All of the details of the package aren’t clear, but it includes 850 Black Hornet micro-drones, which are about the size of a human thumb and can be targeted for target-spotting.
Britain has been one of NATO’s biggest supporters of Ukraine, although its total military aid is dwarfed by what the US has pledged. So far, London has announced about $2.7 billion in military and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine while the US has pledged about $13.6 billion in weapons packages alone.
Britain’s support for Ukraine is not expected to wane as the two leading candidates to replace Johnson — UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak — have pledged they will continue backing Kyiv in its war.
25 thoughts on “UK’s Johnson Warns Against Talks With Russia in Last Trip to Ukraine as PM”
Russia always knew who was behind it all.
Sure did, And the planned assasiination of Dugin that killed his daughter, was a move against someone who actually talked about it,
The knives are drawn,
How ling did it take for “mainstream”. To switch from Dugin being Putin’s brain — to the vicious critic of Putin,
Three days. The first version — fingers pointed to Kiev. No bueno. As a rebranded Putin critic – well now Putin can be blamed.
So pointless. Web cam from a car (or cars) in the parking lot where the bomb is planted have been examined, and one day will be shown. But I appreciate keeping some things closer to chest, as it alliwes the perpetrators to spin stories and dig deeper.
A good chance the same interested people who staged the Navalny and Scripals poisonings committed this assassination, real state terrorism.
Unlikely is my reflexive reaction. Those events were pro Russian inner friction or pro Russian score settling. This hit on Darya was likely pro Ukraine score settling. Seems to me like the Ukies are a few wurst short of lunch in trade craft. Starring in snuff videos is a no no, and three sets of plates is two to many. Perhaps she, they will have better luck in their next life. But Karma says NO….
I think Navalny and Skripals were more like Putin did it false flag.
Only Russia can save Europe, the USA is Europe’s biggest enemy.
Staying close to the Biden position is how he makes sure the top Democrat U.S. media will be favorable to him – and these media are what British media copy. This sets the stage for having a career after being prime minister.
Tough to negotiate with a deep talent state.
!!!!Would not want any peace deal which would make Ukraine neutral. Better a million Ukies should die than the current situation should prevail. Vick Noodle Eater and Hillerbilly Clinton need to get Crimea back to save what little face they still have, if any, for their coup that lost it to Putin. Any score for thoz guys must be pushed back no matter the cost in U.S. taxpayers dollars or Ukie blood & lives Don’t expect Ole Joe to say no. They have him hypnotized so he doesn’t know which way is down or up? I
We can only hope Boris and Zelensky and his Azov people will have to face a real war crime tribunal, not just the soldiers who did the dirty work for them. The senile Biden will get away with his war crimes but what about Blinken, Sullivan and Nuland and all the others and all the criminal CIA agents?
They will never be punished.
I am afraid you are right, they do have enough money to live in Luxury somewhere on the French Riviera.
But maybe the Russians surprise us, they Ukrainian Azov have a big bill to pay. Some Russian POWs returned home castrated.
I think this is something they keep secret from their own soldiers. Russian POWs have been tortured and killed, what would American soldiers do if it happened to them?
JFC, that is horrific.
“Johnson told Zelensky in April that even if Ukraine was ready to sign a deal with Russia, Kyiv’s Western backers were not.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the “moral” west in action … a better summation of the concepts of “let’s you and him fight” and “we’re behind you to the last dead Ukrainian soldier” would be hard to come by …
Two clowns meet and they are the biggest joke.
Boris Johnson giving orders to Zelensky as always. The UK will have Ukraine fight Russia to the last Ukrainian.
Between MI-6 illegal attacks / murders of citizens in Russia and Ukraine along with weapons delivered to Ukraine the UK is a terrorist country!
After the Russians win, they can start war crime tribunals, Boris and Joe are likely to be untouchable but Zelenskyand the Azov band will have to face the music.
No way, the US/NATO scum will evacuate him to some place safe. Puppets must be protected to make possible recruiting now ones. Lots of miles left in this journey. What is the bounty on their heads..Is it tens of millions, or hundreds of them being used to bait the hook…????
Maybe Putin should drop a few bombs on London, and D.C. it might wake up the wise men like Boris. How can such criminal minds get elected? All THE BIG NATO members have nut-jobs in the government. As someone said, even if you remove all their malice they are still totally incompetent. So true, the leading nation has the senile President and all the mad people he picked for his administration are incompetent. NATO is being run by MAD man and women, that includes the Pentagon. But UK/USA have nothing to lose, they are not continental powers. Maybe they do need a wake up call, bomb the s**t out of them. So much insanity.
No, no, no Renate, the Grinder kills the chickens to scare the monkey. He does not kill the Monkeys. More like bomb Montenegro & Slovakia or North Macedonia. Places with no military muscle of their own, who are totally dependant on NATO”s big and Stong countries to retaliate. But should they fail the inevitable “Test”, wouldn’t that end any resolve that NATO claimed, and it would be nothing more than a talking club from then on…???
You said it, but what NATO resolve? NATO HQ in Brussels and the Pentagon are insane asylums their followers are all bonkers. We are in a hopeless pile of mental manure. If you remove the malice they are still incompetent ANDREI MARTYANOV said, he is right.
Matters little what planners think in democracies. It’s the workers and familie’s whose opinions counts in the end. Inflation is a lot harder to hide than battlefield losses. Even lost wars are easier to hide, than inflation above 30%. Biden is lost in space, doing his “tough as Churchill” act. Punging approval numbers are the reviews of his hopeless tough guy act. He is in a terrible spot, between Putin and a losing inflation juggernaut. Time to call a time out, but wI’ll the ref hear him? Is anybody listening to what he says, or even does…???
But Biden has nothing to say. He has yet to present a coherent speech telling the people what his goals are why and how he will get there, not even a real press conference, nothing but campaign talk. He travels and accomplishes nothing, besides photo ops nothing and yes mangled sentences. A senile old man is the best one can say for him and his cabinet is a total failure.
Putin is a fairly elected head of state, he has made speeches worth reading, He is popular, he will be judged a great statesman in the history books.
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