“If Ukraine is threatened, the shock will reverberate around the world. These echoes will be heard in East Asia, and especially in Taiwan,” declared Boris Johnson in an interview with the Taiwanese news newspaper. He said, “We do not know. That’s what President Putin intends to do, but signs are bleak.” adding that we “have given Putin every opportunity to advance his objectives through diplomacy, and on the crisis in Ukraine, we will not give up and Will continue our diplomatic efforts till the last minute”.
The British prime minister also announced that his country intended to impose sanctions on five Russian banks and three “rich people” in response to Moscow’s recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk.
He told parliament that London would use new powers approved by the council to impose pre-determined sanctions on “Russian individuals and entities of strategic importance to the Kremlin”. Rossiya, IS Bank, General Bank, Promsvyazbank and Black Sea Bank will be targeted.
According to him, all the properties of businessmen Gennady Tymoshenko, Boris Rotenberg and Igor Rotenberg will be confiscated and they will be refused entry into Britain. “This is the first batch and the first edge of what we set out to do, and we will keep additional sanctions with the United States and the European Union ready to go,” he said. ,
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