Johnson supports Ukraine and says choices are imminent among Russian hydrocarbons

London — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a choice on Monday as to whether more Russian hydrocarbons will be the mainline or Ukraine will support peace and stability amid heightened tensions between Moscow and the West. He said he would be coming soon.

France and Germany warned Russia on Monday that they would undermine Ukraine’s territorial integrity amid a large and unusual concentration of Russian troops on the border.

As Europe faces an energy crisis, Russian President Vladimirputin hopes that German authorities will soon certify the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will carry more Russian gas to Europe’s largest economy.

It will bypass passing countries, especially Ukraine, which has a history of gas price standoffs with Moscow.

“So when we say we support Ukraine’s sovereignty and integrity, it’s not because we want to be hostile to Russia, but because we want to surround or undermine that great country in some way,” Johnson said. At his office mentioned in an excerpt of the speech released.

“Our friends will soon have the choice of mainlining more Russian hydrocarbons than ever in a huge new pipeline or sticking to Ukraine to defend the cause of peace and stability. I hope you will recognize. “

EU tightens sanctions on Russia’s close ally, Belarus, after arriving at the EU border this year in an attempt to reach member states such as Poland via previously unused routes Agreed to.

“When our Polish friend asked for our help to deal with the unnatural crisis at the border with Belarus, we responded swiftly,” Johnson said.