In a furious address from the House of Commons following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday, Boris Johnson concluded how crazed aggressor Vladimir Putin always planned to invade Ukraine and now wants to go further with his “imperial conquest”, as Mr Johnson warned he must be stopped.
He said: “President Putin offered the absurd pretext that he offered the de-militarisation and de-Nazification of Ukraine.
“In fact he is hurling the might of his military machine against a free and peaceful neighbour.
“In breach of his own explicit pledge and every principle of civilised behaviour between states, spurning the best efforts of this country and our allies to avoid bloodshed.
“For this Putin will stand condemned in the eyes of the world and by history.
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“He will never be able to cleanse the blood of Ukraine from his hands.
“I am driven to conclude that Putin was always determined to attack his neighbour, no matter what we did.
“Now we see him for what he is: a blood-stained aggressor who believes in imperial conquest.”
Boris Johnson has now announced the “most severe” economic sanctions Russia has ever seen, targeting banks and oligarchs.
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Other reports suggests aircraft and tank losses on both sides amid fierce fighting across the entirety of Ukraine.
Latest reports suggest heavy fighting broke out at Antonov Airport, a mere 15-miles from capital Kiev, after Russian helicopters fired scores of rockets on Ukrainian soldiers before Russian forces moved took control, according to The Times.
Russian soldiers have also broken through into the Kiev region from the north and are expected to surround the capital in days.
Western leaders are now scrambling to respond with sanctions, ruling out military action because Ukraine is not a member of NATO.