BORIS Johnson has insisted the world must not let Vladimir Putin abandon sending thousands of innocent people into a war.
He warned Freedom in Europe is threatened for the first time since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Prime Minister emphasized Putin is illogical and cannot see that hundreds of thousands of his own people will die in the largest military clash since the Second World War.
Mr. Johnson says a package of sanctions, if the military passes Ukraine borderwould include banning Russia from trading in pounds and dollars.
“All indications are that the plan has, in some sense, begun,” he admitted.
“What we don’t want to see is a violent invasion that would take away one of the most important interests in my life – a whole and free Europe.”
He stressed that Mr. Putin had “didn’t win” and that he was about to get “more Nato, not less” if he continued with his bully-boy invasion.
Referring to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, he added: “The lesson of 2014 is that you can’t let Vladimir Putin get away with it.”
Last night, insiders said “all hope was not lost” but they were dismal as Russian troops continued to flock to the border.
Secretary of State James Cleverly warned that five million refugees could flee to Europe to escape Moscow’s rogue regime, sparking a new crisis.
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And Foreign Minister Liz Truss suggested Mr. Putin would not stop at Ukraine and possibly try to take over more former Soviet states.
General Sir Nick Carter, former Chief of the Defense Staff, said the West needed to be “nearly war-ready” over the next decade as Russian aggression would only continue.
Meanwhile, leading British companies were told to watch out for a barrage of retaliation Russian cyber attacks.
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