Johnson and allies highlight international unity in the face of Russian hostility

London, Jan 25 (EFE).- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed with the allied leaders on the importance of “international unity” in the face of growing Russian hostility and emphasized the need to continue the diplomatic path. This was stated last night by a spokesman for the official Downing Street residence, after Johnson held a virtual meeting with US President Joe Biden; the president of France, Emmanuel Macron; German Chancellor Olaf Scholz; the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, among others. “The prime minister underlined the human cost of any Russian aggression and the need to take all measures in our power to avoid such an outcome,” the spokesman stressed. “The leaders – he added – emphasized that diplomatic discussions with Russia remain the first priority and welcomed the talks that have already taken place between Russia and NATO allies.” At the same time, the source stressed that the leaders agreed that the international community “must not tolerate” any action that undermines Ukraine’s sovereignty. The prime minister stressed the need to support Ukraine’s defenses, according to the source. The leaders agreed that in the event of a new Russian incursion into Ukraine, allies must come up with swift responses, including an unprecedented sanctions package. EFE vg/jac

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