Away from the action in Ukraine and in diplomatic moves, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been updating the MPs in the House of Commons after he spent the last week attending international summits in Africa and Europe, where the conflict in Ukraine dominated.
Here’s what he had to say:
- He described a Russian missile strike on a shopping centre in Kremenchuk as a “barbaric attack on an obviously civilian target” which has “strengthened the resolve of my fellow leaders” to provide Ukraine with more financial, military and diplomatic backing
- The UK will join Japan, the US and Canada to ban imports of Russian gold
- Not all Commonwealth countries agree that Putin’s actions in Ukraine have raised prices – but he has tried to “counter the myths”
Labour leader Keir Starmer replied:
- He welcomed the outcome of the G7 and Nato summits and the continued support for Ukraine
- There have, in recent years, been “serious signs of strain” on the Commonwealth’s unity, such as abstentions at the UN over Russia’s invasion