“Putin will be judged by his actions,” Johnson told Western leaders.

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“Putin will be judged by his actions,” Johnson told Western leaders.

London, Thanasis Gavos

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson He told the leaders of the United States, France, Germany and Italy that the Putin regime should be judged “by deeds and not by words.”

According to Downing Streetduring a teleconference with leaders in the afternoon, Johnson said Putin was “turning the knife on Ukraine’s open wound” in an attempt to force the country and its allies to capitulate.

In a first reaction after the developments in the Istanbul talks, Boris Johnson added, speaking with Messrs. Biden, Macron, Soltz and Draghi that the response of the allies should be of undiminished intensity, in order to support the Ukrainians against the Russian “barbarism”.

On Twitter, the British leader said that there would be no easing of the allies’ determination until the aggression against Russia stopped.

In a separate briefing earlier, a spokesman for the British Prime Minister said it had been recorded. “Reduction” in Russian bombingaround Kyiv. He attributed this to the successful defense of the Ukrainians.

He added, however, commenting on the reduction of Russian operations in the area of ​​the Ukrainian capital, that Putin will be judged by his actions and not by his words, as the fighting continues.

The spokesman pointed out the heavy bombing in Mariupol and elsewhere. “Therefore we do not want to see anything less than a complete withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukrainian territory,” he added.

Earlier, Boris Johnson told the cabinet that a ceasefire alone would not be enough to lift British sanctions against Russia.

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