British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Olaf Szcholz discussed the Ukraine-Russia crisis in a phone call.
England Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Olaf Szcholz spoke by phone. Johnson and Szcholz discussed the Ukraine-Russia crisis during the meeting, the British Prime Minister’s Office said in a written statement, adding that Johnson informed Scholz about his meetings with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The leaders agreed on the importance of dialogue with Russia, the statement said, adding that Johnson and Scholz decided to use all diplomatic channels to end the tensions.
The leaders underlined the need for allies to send a clear and coherent message to Russia, including the repercussions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and agreed to continue working together and with other international partners on a comprehensive package of sanctions, the statement said. The statement also quoted Prime Minister Johnson as stressing that if Russia enters Ukraine further, those sanctions should be ready to take effect immediately.
Scholz, meanwhile, will visit Ukraine on February 14th and Russia on February 15th to discuss Ukraine-Russia tensions and security guarantees offered by Russia.