The British Prime Minister has delivered a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday that the British Army are ready to “lead” a fight against Russia should they invade Ukraine.
Johnson gave Valadamir Putin a grim warning that “many Russian sons won’t be coming home” as there are fears of an imminent invasion in the Ukraine.
The Prime Minister told MPs on the Commons, “The British Army leads the NATO battle group in Estonia.
“If Russia invades Ukraine, we [UK] would look to contribute to any new NATO deployments to protect our allies in Europe.”
Johnson said that he held a virtual meeting last night with President Joe Biden, French leader Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders.
The Prime Minister said, “We agreed that we would respond in unison to any Russian attack in Ukraine.
“In unison by imposing coordinated and severe… sanctions heavier than anything we have imposed before against Russia.
“We have a hard-hitting package of sanctions ready to go and what I think it would be fair to say is we want to see our European friends ready to deploy that package as soon as there should be any incursion at all by Russia into Ukraine.
“It is absolutely vital that… the West is united now, because it is our unity now that will be much more effective in deterring any Russian aggression.”
Johnson said the UK will not hesitate to “toughen our national sanctions” against Russia in response to “whatever President Putin may do.”
Johnson added, “Amid all these pressures, Ukraine ask for nothing except for to be allowed to live in peace and seek her own alliances as ever sovereign country has a right to do.”
Chair of Defence Select Committee Tobias Ellwood MP told GB News that western powers have now “run out of road” to prevent war as the invasion of the Ukraine is “imminent.”
Ellwood told the Commons on Tuesday, “The threat of sanctions will not deter this Russian aggression.
“A total or even partial invasion will have severe economic and security consequences felt right across Europe and beyond.
“…where might an emboldened Russia turn to next?
“… it is not too late to mobilise a sizeable NATO presence in Ukraine… to make Putin think twice about invading another European democracy.”
Ellwood added, “Answering Ukraine’s call for help it is not too late to mobilise a sizable NATO presence in Ukraine, utilising the superior hard power the alliance possesses to make Putin think twice about invading another European democracy.”
Lord Dannatt, the former head of the British Army, believes the Russians “will not get an easy ride” if they invade Ukraine.
Lord Dannatt told Times Radio, “The Ukrainians are a proud people and their military has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years, supported, to a fair degree, by Western equipment and training.
Lord Dannatt added that he believes “the Ukrainians will fight and fight hard” and there will be Russian fatalities and casualties.