Conflicts & War

Johnson: Putin’s ‘reckless actions’ could threaten all of Europe

London, Mar 4 (EFE).- The Russian president’s “reckless” actions could “directly threaten the safety of all of Europe,” Britain’s prime minister said Friday in a call with his Ukrainian counterpart.

Downing Street said in a statement that Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed “gravely concerning situation at Zaporizhzhia,” the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, after it was shelled in the early hours of the morning by the Russian army.

The attack caused a fire in one of its buildings, causing officials to warn of nuclear disaster.

“The prime minister said the reckless actions of [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin could now directly threaten the safety of all of Europe,” the statement said.

“He said the UK would do everything it could to ensure the situation did not deteriorate further,” it added.

Johnson said he will seek an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting in the coming hours, and that the United Kingdom would raise the issue immediately with Russia and close partners.

“Both leaders agreed a ceasefire was crucial,” the statement concluded. EFE


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