Boris Johnson: This is Catastrophe for Europe
"This is a catastrophe for our continent. I will make an address to the nation this morning on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. I will also speak to fellow G7 leaders and I am calling for an urgent meeting of all NATO leaders as soon as possible," UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced.
Mr Putin has insisted he does not plan to occupy Ukraine, but Ukraine has branded it a "full-scale invasion".
In a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky early on Thursday morning, Mr Johnson vowed the West "would not stand by as President Putin waged his campaign against the Ukrainian people".
Mr Johnson had tweeted earlier: "President Putin has chosen a path of bloodshed and destruction by launching this unprovoked attack on Ukraine."