Boris Johnson has urged western leaders to steel themselves for a long war in Ukraine or risk the “greatest victory for aggression in Europe since the Second World War”.
The prime minister has called on the UK’s allies to hold their nerve and ensure Ukraine has the “strategic endurance to survive and eventually prevail”.
In an article written during Johnson’s return from meeting Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Friday and published in The Sunday Times, he says: “Time is now the vital factor. Everything will depend on whether Ukraine can strengthen its ability to defend its soil faster than Russia can renew its capacity to attack. Our task is to enlist time on Ukraine’s side.”
The prime minister visited Kyiv on Friday to discuss military support with Volodymyr Zelensky
In a rallying cry to the West Johnson sets