Boris Johnson to UK people: We will not fight Russia forces in Ukraine

Boris Johnson to UK people: We will not fight Russia forces in Ukraine

  • Boris Johnson has insisted that British troops would not be deployed to fight Russian forces in Ukraine
  • According to the prime minister, the recent military reinforcements were nothing more than defensive measures
  • He made this known while speaking alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that British troops will not fight Russian forces in Ukraine, adding that recent military reinforcements are “nothing more than defensive measures.”

“I want to be crystal clear on that point: We will not fight Russian forces in Ukraine,” Johnson said.

“As we support the people of Ukraine, we must also shore up our shared resilience to protect our people and our values. These are nothing more than defensive measures, which have been the essence of NATO for more than 70 years,” he added.

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We will not fight Russia forces in Ukraine, Boris Johnson insists
Boris Johnson has insisted that British troops would not be deployed to fight Russian forces in Ukraine. Photo: UK Prime Minister
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Speaking alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas following a visit to Estonia's Tapa Military Base, Johnson also noted that recent reinforcements were firmly within NATO borders.

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“Our reinforcements, like these reinforcements here in Tapa, are firmly within the borders of NATO members, and they are profoundly the right thing to do,” Johnson said.

Russian invasion: Nigerian fighters volunteer to assist Ukraine

Meanwhile, about 115 young Nigerian men, on Tuesday, March 1 offered to join Ukraine in its fight against Russia.

The men, who besieged the Ukraine Embassy in Abuja, also put down their names in a register provided by the embassy.

The Second Secretary, Ukraine Embassy, Bohdan Soltys, confirmed the development, adding that no step had yet been taken to that effect.

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Russian invasion: Nigerian embassy evacuates Ukraine-based citizens from Polish borders

In another report, the Nigerian embassy in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, has begun the evacuation of Ukraine-based Nigerians from Polish borders.

The evacuation was led by C.O. Ugwu, Nigeria’s ambassador to Poland. The evacuation was said to have commenced on Saturday, February 26.

Several of the evacuees reportedly said they were received by embassy staff at the borders, and thereafter moved to Warsaw.

They were also said to have commended the embassy for the good treatment, feeding, and accommodation provided for them.

Ukraine: FG secures visa-free access for Nigerians

In a related development, the governments of Romania and Hungary have approved visa-free access to all Nigerians coming from Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

This good news was made public by the federal government through the ministry of foreign affairs in a statement on Sunday, February 27.

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In the statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, Nigerians in Ukraine were advised to flee to the Hungarian Zahony border and Romanian Suceava, Tulcea, Satu Mare County, and Maramures borders.

Source: Legit.ng

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