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UK politics live: Raab warns Russian commanders they risk reformatory if they commit war crimes in Ukraine

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06: 01

Johnson says UK would possibly make a selection in 200,000 Ukrainians

Boris Johnson has correct accomplished turning in his speech in Poland (I’ll publish the highlights rapidly). Now he is taking questions.

Q: Must soundless the Russian assaults on civilians be designated war crimes?

Johnson says Putin is already utilizing barbaric weapons. He says he has seen reports about cluster bombs and thermobaric bombs. They’ll must soundless be verified, he says. But he says Russians want to discover that folk are collecting proof. He says of us that employ illegal weapons in opposition to civilians would possibly very neatly be introduced “to the bar of history and and or quite to the Global Felony Court docket”.

Q: Shouldn’t the UK dawdle powerful further in taking in refugees?

Johnson says the UK has repeatedly had a tradition of taking of us from war zones. He says the principles maintain been changed. That can lead to the UK taking 200,000 of us, perhaps extra.

(The day before today the authorities figure was as soon as 100,000. It appears to be like to maintain doubled in a single day.)

And the UK is supplying humanitarian reduction, he says.

He remembers how the UK has taken in moderately heaps of of us leaving Hong Kong one day of his premiership.

6.04am EST

06: 04

Q: You says Putin must fail. But what does that mean? How powerful of a financial hit will of us in Britain face? And, as a father, what enact it is seemingly you’ll also very neatly be feeling attempting at shots of children being killed?

Johnson says Putin is a father too. He says no one can understand why he has unleashed this warfare. He gained’t prevail. He says he fears, even though, that Putin will “double down on violence”.

Johnson ignores the major two gains of the questions.

6.02am EST

06: 02

Johnson says sanctions would possibly dawdle further. There is extra to be done on the Swift payments machine, on Sberbank, Russia’s finest financial institution, on freezing resources, and on reducing wearing hyperlinks with Russia.

6.01am EST

06: 01

Johnson says UK would possibly make a selection in 200,000 Ukrainians

Boris Johnson has correct accomplished turning in his speech in Poland (I’ll publish the highlights rapidly). Now he is taking questions.

Q: Must soundless the Russian assaults on civilians be designated war crimes?

Johnson says Putin is already utilizing barbaric weapons. He says he has seen reports about cluster bombs and thermobaric bombs. They’ll must soundless be verified, he says. But he says Russians want to discover that folk are collecting proof. He says of us that employ illegal weapons in opposition to civilians would possibly very neatly be introduced “to the bar of history and and or quite to the Global Felony Court docket”.

Q: Shouldn’t the UK dawdle powerful further in taking in refugees?

Johnson says the UK has repeatedly had a tradition of taking of us from war zones. He says the principles maintain been changed. That can lead to the UK taking 200,000 of us, perhaps extra.

(The day before today the authorities figure was as soon as 100,000. It appears to be like to maintain doubled in a single day.)

And the UK is supplying humanitarian reduction, he says.

He remembers how the UK has taken in moderately heaps of of us leaving Hong Kong one day of his premiership.

5.55am EST

05: 55

Downing Avenue has issued a readout of Boris Johnson’s talks with Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish PM. A Downing Avenue spokesperson mentioned:

[Johnson] knowledgeable High Minister Morawiecki that here is a key moment for the Ukrainian resistance and we must be ready to amplify and intensify sanctions.

The high minister praised Poland for being on the front line of humanitarian efforts.

They discussed the talks between Ukraine and Russia and the lengthy-term disinformation that had misled Russian troops. The leaders welcomed EU and Germany’s enhance for defence and humanitarian efforts.

5.50am EST

05: 50

Johnson says UK willing to make a selection refugees from Ukraine ‘in great numbers’

And listed below are the major gains from Boris Johnson’s press briefing in Poland. He and his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, addressed newshounds, but they didn’t make a selection questions.

Johnson mentioned the UK would possibly be willing to make a selection refugees from Ukraine “in great numbers”. After praising the Poles for what they maintain been doing in taking in “of us fleeing in effort of their lives from Ukraine”, Johnson mentioned:

We within the UK stand ready to enable you. Now we maintain got humanitarian offers, as you know, already coming in. I mediate two planes of scientific offers maintain already landed. there’s extra to come reduction.

And we stand ready, clearly, to make a selection Ukrainian refugees in our bear nation, working with you, in great numbers, as we repeatedly maintain done, and repeatedly will.

It was as soon as no longer sure whether or no longer Johnson was as soon as relating to any authorities belief to further ease the hot restrictions on Ukrainians desirous to come reduction to the UK, or if he was as soon as correct striking a definite bound on the quite minor tweaks to policy presented (amid some confusion) on Sunday night. The day before today Priti Patel, the home secretary, claimed that those modifications would enable an additional 100,000 Ukrainians to come reduction to the UK.

Johnson mentioned Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, was as soon as utilizing “barbaric and indiscriminate tactics in opposition to innocent civilians” in Ukraine. He mentioned:

It is obvious that Vladimir Putin is able to make employ of barbaric and indiscriminate tactics in opposition to innocent civilians, to bomb tower blocks, to ship missiles into tower blocks, to abolish children, as we’re seeing in rising numbers.

Johnson mentioned Putin has underestimated the opposition he would face, both within Ukraine and internationally. He mentioned:

In this grim war, which is now in its sixth day, [Putin] has fatally underestimated two things.

The first is the passionate need of the Ukrainian of us to defend and defend their bear nation, their belief of their sovereign lawful to defend themselves. And would possibly simply I pay tribute, by the vogue, to the management and braveness that is being shown by Volodymyr Zelenskiy. I mediate he has inspired and mobilised no longer handiest his bear of us, he is consuming, and mobilising the world in outrage at what’s going down in in Ukraine.

And I mediate that Vladimir Putin has also underestimated the harmony and a resolve of the west and the remainder of the world.

Johnson mentioned he was as soon as “extra convinced than ever” that Putin would fail. He mentioned:

One method or any other, I’m extra convinced than ever, as this hideous warfare progresses, that Putin will fail – and I imagine that Putin must fail – and that we will reach preserving and preserving a sovereign, self reliant and democratic Ukraine. That’s our joint operate.

Boris Johnson speaking to the press with his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, in Warsaw. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Pictures

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at 5.58am EST

5.18am EST

05: 18

Johnson says he is ‘extra convinced than ever’ Putin will fail

Boris Johnson has been speaking at a press conference in Poland alongside Mateusz Morawiecki.

He mentioned Vladimir Putin had underestimated two things: the necessity of the Ukrainian of us to defend their nation, and the harmony of the remainder of the world in opposing Russia.

He also mentioned he was as soon as “extra convinced than ever” that Putin would fail.

4.57am EST

04: 57

John Healey, the shadow defence secretary, knowledgeable Sky Details this morning he didn’t have faith Liz Truss in announcing she would reduction Britons desirous to dawdle back and forth to Ukraine to hitch the fight in opposition to the Russians. “I mediate there are greater programs for Britain to serve the Ukrainians face up to this Russian invasion,” he mentioned, echoing Downing Avenue, who also implicitly criticised Truss over this the day before today.

4.54am EST

04: 54

Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, has accused the authorities of attempting to correct “tweak” the present visa principles for Ukrainians, as a substitute of introducing a correct, sleek channel for folk fleeing the war and desirous to come reduction to the UK. She knowledgeable the This day programme:

On the moment, what the Home Location of job is doing is attempting to correct tweak the present machine. They’re attempting to care for it up with a version of commerce as fashioned, with a version of asking of us to employ for dilapidated work visas or dilapidated customer visas or dilapidated family visas that are soundless narrowly drawn.

And the in vogue machine correct doesn’t work whenever you happen to would possibly very neatly be facing war in Europe, whenever you happen to’re facing a disaster on this scale.

We must soundless be quick and versatile – that’s what other countries maintain done in a kind of programs and that’s the reason what we are in a position to enact as neatly, what we now maintain got repeatedly done within the previous, and I mediate it’s what of us all around the nation want to enact.

We are in a position to also simply neatly score an urgent predict on immigration principles for Ukrainians later. The day before today Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker, made it sure that he was as soon as angry with Priti Patel, the home secretary, for announcing modifications to the principles within the final minutes of Home Location of job questions (one day of the topical questions slot) quite than in a separate statement, the place aside she would want to solution questions about the sleek principles for an hour. He inspired MPs to desk a UQ so that correct questioning would possibly make a selection station.

4.47am EST

04: 47

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Ukrainian president, has this morning thanked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their enhance for his nation.

Володимир Зеленський
(@ZelenskyyUa)
Olena and I are grateful to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge @RoyalFamily that at this needed time, when Ukraine is courageously opposing Russia’s invasion, they stand by our nation and enhance our courageous electorate. Proper will triumph.

March 1, 2022

Three days within the past the royal couple posted this on Twitter.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
(@KensingtonRoyal)
In October 2020 we had the privilege to satisfy President Zelenskyy and the First Lady to be taught of their hope and optimism for Ukraine’s future.

This day we stand with the President and all of Ukraine’s of us as they bravely fight for that future 🇺🇦 W & C

February 26, 2022

4.30am EST

04: 30

Raab says EU’s entry principles for Ukrainian refugees extra generous than UK’s because of the ‘they’re closer to Ukraine’

And here is a summary of the opposite gains from Dominic Raab’s interviews this morning.

Raab, the justice secretary and deputy PM, defended the UK’s resolution no longer to match the EU’s extra generous visa policy for Ukrainian refugees on the grounds “they’re closer to Ukraine”. He was as soon as requested about this by Sky’s Mark Austin, who was as soon as presenting from Kyiv. Austin requested why the UK was as soon as no longer following the EU, which intends to let Ukrainians fleeing the war care for for up to about a years. In acknowledge, Raab mentioned:

In terms of the Europeans, after all they’re closer to Ukraine. And, because the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK mentioned over the weekend, this can in overall be the case that, first priority, most Ukrainians want to care for in Ukraine, but when they leave, they’ll want to be as shut to their home nation as that it is seemingly you’ll also assume in portray so that you just would possibly come reduction reduction one day within the halt.

Raab also claimed that the UK had an correct yarn of offering sanctuary to refugees. But when Austin requested why the hot Home Location of job principles would no longer enable a 75-year-ragged lady in Ukraine join her son residing in London, Raab first and major mentioned he would possibly no longer statement on every “hypothetical case” (even even though Austin mentioned it was as soon as an actual one).

Raab claimed Russian forces maintain been “demoralised”. He mentioned:

Right here is popping into a powerful, powerful extra perilous misadventure for Putin than I mediate he realised and it has a demoralised scheme on Russia forces and it has had the scheme of steeling the necessity of the Ukrainian of us.

That’s how we are in a position to manufacture determined Putin fails in Ukraine and we’re there for the lengthy haul.

He didn’t rule out the UK supplying Ukraine with fighter jets. Asked if this would happen, he knowledgeable LBC:

I can’t statement on that. We’ve been sure that we’ve equipped coaching, we’ve equipped anti-tank weapons and all I’d remark is nothing is off the desk.

He confirmed that the UK was as soon as in opposition to imposing a no-fly zone over Ukraine. He knowledgeable the This day programme that this had been even handed, but that the worldwide community had ruled it out. It would mean “striking UK forces in a station the place aside they’ll be straight required to shoot down Russian planes”, he mentioned. He mentioned Ukraine was as soon as no longer in Nato, and imposing a no-fly zone would “feed [Vladimir] Putin’s story” that Nato was as soon as the aggressor in opposition to Russia.

He claimed that sanctions would set tension on Putin. He mentioned:

That will starve Putin’s war machine and can simply also set tension on many of the oligarchs who need entry to the worldwide machine and who will apply tension on Putin.

I mediate it also reveals the Russian of us at wide – and we’re no longer at all targeting them – but it no doubt’s inevitable that Russia’s and Putin’s misadventure, his catastrophic resolution, would maybe be disastrous for the Russian of us. This is in a position to hiss them the financial price to them of getting slowed down in this unwarranted, unjustifiable war.

3.57am EST

03: 57

Boris Johnson’s flight has arrived at Warsaw Chopin airport, PA Media reports. The high minister was as soon as met by James Hughes, minister-counsellor and acting deputy head of mission at the British embassy in Poland’s capital. Johnson was as soon as then taken by motorcade to satisfy the Polish high minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Boris Johnson arriving at Warsaw Chopin airport. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Pictures

3.54am EST

03: 54

Raab warns Russian commanders they risk reformatory if they commit war crimes in Ukraine

Proper morning. The Ministry of Defence has posted its latest update on the combating in Ukraine and it says the Russian strategy on Kyiv has made runt growth.

Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧
(@DefenceHQ)
Latest Intelligence update on the topic in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/1Ynzlps2dY

March 1, 2022

But, as we yarn on our Ukraine disaster live weblog, an great Russian convoy is heading for the capital. The weblog, which incorporates placing shots, is here.

Dominic Raab, the justice secretary and deputy PM, was as soon as on interview responsibility for the authorities this morning and (appropriately for ancient human rights attorney) he warned Russian navy commanders that, if they maintain been to blame for war crimes (as has been alleged), they would face prosecution at the Global Felony Court docket as soon as the war was as soon as over. He knowledgeable Cases Radio:

The ICC prosecutor in The Hague has already mentioned that he is attempting at this. And the UK in with out reference to impact is crucial will play its role, as we now maintain got done over decades since lawful method reduction to Nuremberg, to manufacture determined that someone committing these egregious crimes would maybe be held to epic.

Now we maintain got shown that today, Radovan Karadzic, the butcher of the Balkans, has ended up in a British cell, by the Hague for his actions.

Therefore the seed of doubt must be laid, no longer correct in Putin’s mind, but someone following these reckless orders and engaged in these reckless assaults on civilians, that they would possibly simply live wide awake within the dock of a court and so that they would possibly simply live wide awake spending the remainder of their days at the aid of bars.

I’ll publish extra from his interviews rapidly.

Right here is the agenda for the day.

10am: Vadym Prystaiko, the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK, and Captain Dmytro Donskoi, the Ukrainian defence attaché, give proof to the Commons international affairs committee; at 10.30am Atis Pabriks, the Latvian deputy PM and defence minister, and Gabrielius Landsbergis, the Lithuanian international minister, give proof.

11.30am: Downing Avenue holds a lobby briefing.

After 12.30pm: MPs debate two Russian sanctions measures.

2pm: Michael Gove, the levelling up secretary, presents proof to the final public administration and constitutional affairs committee on constitutional issues.

2.30pm: George Eustice, the atmosphere secretary, presents proof to the Commons atmosphere committee on publish-Brexit food exams.

Additionally, Boris Johnson is at the present time visiting Poland, the place aside he’s going to manufacture a speech this morning and care for a gathering with his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki. After that he is flying to Estonia, the place aside he’s going to mee the high minister, Kaja Kallas, and the president, Alar Karis, as neatly as visiting British troops alongside the Nato secretary overall, Jens Stoltenberg.

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Updated
at 4.31am EST

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