Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Arming Ukraine is ‘the swiftest and the only path to peace’ – UK Foreign Secretary

uk foreign secretary james cleverly arming ukraine only peace path
UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, the Rt Hon James Cleverly/ Source: Twitter, @10DowningStreet
Arming Ukraine is ‘the swiftest and the only path to peace’ – UK Foreign Secretary

In an article published on Sunday in the Times of Malta, UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs James Cleverly wrote that arming Ukraine so it can defend itself against Russia is the “swiftest and only path” to achieving peace.

Prior to the UK Foreign Secretary’s Tuesday visit to the Mediterranean island, which assumed the UN Security Council presidency at the beginning of February, Cleverly wrote in a Maltese newspaper:

“Like all authoritarian rulers, Putin responds only to strength in his opponents. He rejected Volodymyr Zelensky’s 10-point plan for peace last December. That is why the UK and Ukraine’s friends are doing all they can to bring Ukraine success on the battlefield. And it’s why I’m delighted that Germany and the US are joining the UK in sending tanks to the Ukrainians. Giving the Ukrainians the tools they need to finish the job is the swiftest – indeed the only – path to peace.”

He emphasized that Putin’s ambitions extend beyond the conquest and annexation of Ukraine. The Russian president intends to disrupt world politics and challenge the international order.

“And if he succeeds, he will drag us all back to an age of violence and conquest. But we cannot and will not let Putin win. His brutal acts are a clear violation of the UN Charter,” stated the Foreign Secretary.

Cleverly added that Ukraine is the primary target of Putin’s barbarity. However, the entire world is paying a colossal price for Putin’s war of choice.

“A tsunami of hunger threatens the poorest countries in the world. Rising energy prices will push millions back into poverty, all across the globe. And we should not forget the Russian people. They too have been taken prisoner by Putin,” the Foreign Secretary continued.

Earlier, the UK’s Ministry of Defense demonstrated how quickly Ukrainian tank crews are learning to operate Challenger 2 tanks.

Read also:

Britain to send Challenger tanks to Ukraine by end of March

It is up to Ukraine to set conditions for peace talks – UK’s Foreign Minister

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Stay informed with Kompreno.
    • Get quality journalism from across Europe.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts