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Russia – Ukraine news LIVE: PM to hold Cobra meeting on ‘horrific attacks’ in Ukraine as it enters state of emergency


THE PRIME Minister, Boris Johnson, is to hold a Cobra meeting on the “horrific attacks” in Ukraine overnight, and has warned Vladimir Putin has chosen a “path of bloodshed” after declaring war on the sovereign nation.

Mr Johnson will chair an urgent meeting at 7.30am after the invasion began.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister wrote: “I am appalled by the horrific events in Ukraine and I have spoken to President Zelenskyy to discuss next steps.

“President Putin has chosen a path of bloodshed and destruction by launching this unprovoked attack on Ukraine.

“The UK and our allies will respond decisively.”

Meanwhile, Ukraine has brought in emergency measures and told its citizens in Russia to flee the country as fears of a large-scale invasion by President Vladimir Putin’s troops mount.

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, told the UN general assembly in New York that it is time for “restraint, reason and de-escalation” to avoid “a scale and severity of need unseen for many years”.

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