World News

'Offered Zelenskyy, his family refuge in UK,' says British PM Boris Johnson

By Shgun S -- March 20, 2022 12:10 pm -- Updated:March 20, 2022 12:10 pm

London, March 20: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he had offered Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his family refuge in the United Kingdom in the midst of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.

The British Prime Minister told the Sunday Times that Zelenskyy has regular conversations with him and is an "absolutely charming guy but he's also proved to be an inspiration."

According to Boris Johnson, the possibility of Zelenskyy and his family getting refuge in the UK had been discussed, however "Volodymyr has always been clear, his duty is to the Ukrainian people; he's going to stay there, he's going to look after them. I have to say I admire him."

Boris Johnson offers refuge to Ukrainian Prez

Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24 claiming that the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR) appealed for help in defending themselves against the Kiev forces. Russia said that the main objective of its special operation is to demilitarize and "denazify" Ukraine and that only military infrastructure is being targeted.

Also Read | Massive explosion at Pakistan's Sialkot Cantt area: Report

Boris Johnson offers refuge to Ukrainian Prez

The civilian population is not in danger, Russia said, repeatedly stressing that Moscow has no plans to occupy Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the goal is to protect the people of Donbas, "who have been subjected to abuse, genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years."

Russia hits Ukraine with hypersonic missiles

The West, on the other hand, has denied these claims and placed sanctions against Russia.

Many international businesses have left the Russian market as a result of sanctions imposed by a number of countries, including the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Also Read | Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskyy calls for restoring territorial integrity, says 'time for meeting has come'

-PTC News

  • Share