Monday 27 June 2022 11:12 PM Higher bills 'are a price worth paying' for long-term freedom in Ukraine says ... trends now

Monday 27 June 2022 11:12 PM Higher bills 'are a price worth paying' for long-term freedom in Ukraine says ... trends now
Monday 27 June 2022 11:12 PM Higher bills 'are a price worth paying' for long-term freedom in Ukraine says ... trends now

Monday 27 June 2022 11:12 PM Higher bills 'are a price worth paying' for long-term freedom in Ukraine says ... trends now

Boris Johnson yesterday insisted 'the price of freedom is worth paying' as the war in Ukraine drives up prices in Britain.

Making a comparison to the Second World War, the Prime Minister said the defeat of Nazi Germany had been 'very expensive... but it bought decades and decades of stability'.

The conflict in Ukraine has led to massive increases in the cost of living as energy, fuel and food prices have all spiralled.

The UK has so far contributed around £1.5billion of economic and humanitarian support to the country, plus some £1.3billion of military assistance.

As he attended a G7 summit in Germany yesterday, Mr Johnson argued that Western allies must continue to back Ukraine as it would ultimately make the world a safer and more prosperous place.

A shopping centre with around 1,000 people inside at time was hit by Russian strikes earlier today

A shopping centre with around 1,000 people inside at time was hit by Russian strikes earlier today

He warned that not standing up to Vladimir Putin's aggression would lead to 'absolutely chilling' consequences, such as China launching its own invasions.

Seeking to reassure the British public about the cost of the conflict, Mr Johnson told BBC News: 'I think that the economic impacts on the UK will start to abate, we'll find ways around things and some of the cost pressures will start to come down.

'But just in terms of staying the course, imagine if you didn't. Imagine if we allowed Putin to get away with the violent acquisition of huge chunks of another country, a sovereign, independent territory – the lessons for that would be absolutely chilling in all of the countries of the former Soviet Union. 

'You can see what's happening in the Baltic countries already.

'But the read across would also be felt in East Asia, as well.

'So, in terms of the economic effects of that, that would mean long-term instability, it would mean anxiety across the world.' 

Mr Johnson refused to put a limit on British support for Ukraine in either time or money, saying: 'The point I would make to

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