Liz Truss fires a fresh warning shot at Vladimir Putin and says Moscow will face ‘massive consequences’ which come at a ‘severe cost’ if Russia invades Ukraine as she also blasts China for its ‘coercive economic policies’
的 利兹特拉斯将敦促停止在演讲中对英国过去的内疚 said those consequences would come at a ‘severe cost’ to Moscow.
She made the comments calling for an end to Russian aggression as she hosted a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Liverpool.
Ms Truss also took aim at China as she accused 北京 of using ‘coercive economic policies’ to boost its global influence.
Liz Truss today fired a fresh warning shot at Vladimir Putin as she said a Russian invasion of Ukraine would have ‘massive consequences’
The Foreign Secretary said those consequences would come at a ‘severe cost’ to Moscow
The UK and the US have expressed concerns about the build-up of Russian forces on Russia’s border with Ukraine.
The Kremlin has dismissed claims that it is preparing to invade but Ukraine is seeking ‘swift’ action from its allies to ‘deter’ a potential incursion by Moscow.
Speaking in Liverpool this morning, Ms Truss said: ‘We have sent a powerful signal to our adversaries and our allies.
‘We have been clear that any incursion by Russia into Ukraine would have massive consequences for which there would be a severe cost.’
Asked why ‘stern words’ would make any difference to Russia’s actions, Ms Truss said: ‘What we have seen this weekend is very much a united voice from the G7 nations who represent 50 per cent of global GDP being very clear that there would be massive consequences for Russia in the case of an incursion into Ukraine that would carry a severe cost.’
她补充说: ‘We have sent a very clear united message to Vladimir Putin from this G7 meeting and we want Russia to stop its aggression with respect to Ukraine.
‘We are very clear that there would be severe consequences if that incursion took place. This is about deterring Russia from taking that action.’
The Foreign Secretary told Mr Putin in November that it would be a ‘strategic mistake’ for Russia to invade Ukraine.
与此同时, Ms Truss was also asked during a press conference if she viewed China as a threat to the UK’s way of life.
The Foreign Secretary told Mr Putin in November that it would be a ‘strategic mistake’ for Russia to invade Ukraine
曾经是好莱坞最著名的童星: ‘We have been clear at this meeting this weekend that we are concerned about the coercive economic policies of China.
‘And what we want to do is build the investment reach, the economic trade reach of like-minded freedom-loving democracies.
‘That is why we are stepping up our investment into low and middle income countries.
‘A couple of weeks ago we launched British International Investment with an increased budget and that is also why we are working with our friends and partners to help shape the future of technology to make sure that technology is shaped by the free world, particularly standards in areas like artificial intelligence and quantum technology.’