Rishi Sunak has labelled Russia as a “rogue state”.
The UK Prime Minister took goal at Vladimir Putin for not attending the G20 summit in Bali as various world leaders put together to fulfill.
The summit marks the primary time a British chief has met with Russian officers for the reason that begin of the Ukraine invasion in February though the Kremlin’s overseas minister Sergey Lavrov will likely be there in Putin’s place.
Writing for the Every day Telegraph newspaper, Sunak mentioned: “Leaders take duty. They present up. But, on the G20 summit in Indonesia this week, one seat will stay vacant.
“The person who’s answerable for a lot bloodshed in Ukraine and financial strife world wide is not going to be there to face his friends. He will not even try to elucidate his actions. As a substitute, he’ll keep at dwelling and the remainder of us will get on with the duty at hand.”
Sunak continued: “Final week, we noticed the Ukrainian flag raised as soon as once more over Kherson solely weeks after Putin declared that town could be a part of Russia perpetually. It’s an historic milestone in Ukraine’s battle to take again what’s theirs.
“They’re standing up for elementary ideas that matter to us all – the ideas of sovereignty and self-determination, that are the very foundations of a steady worldwide order.”
Sunak vowed that Britain will “by no means again down” in its help for Ukraine.
The Prime Minister mentioned: “However we all know the Ukrainian persons are nonetheless struggling terribly underneath the continued Russian bombardment and extended energy blackouts in near-freezing temperatures.
“That is why once I spoke to Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, I made clear that Britain won’t ever again down in terms of supporting the Ukrainian folks within the face of this brutality.”