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Putin 'humiliating himself on world stage', says Truss as she calls for allies to do more for Ukraine

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Vladimir Putin was “humiliating herself on the international stage” and called on allies around the globe to support Ukraine and stop the Russian leader.

Ms Truss asked fellow G7 foreign ministers to pledge to renew sanctions as long as President Putin’s troops are in Ukraine at the beginning of a three day meeting.

She urged countries to agree to the extension of the restrictions until a complete withdrawal is made and peace is reached.

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The UK is insisting that Ukraine must have a clear path to NATO standard equipment. This includes immediate supply of artillery shells and training and expertise from NATO member countries. A plan to transition to this equipment before the end of the summer.

The foreign ministers from Ukraine and Moldova joined the G7 ministers at the Schleswig-Holstein meeting, Germany on Thursday evening. They discussed how they could support each other in the face Russian aggression, the UK government stated.

Following recent explosions in Transnistria, a Russian-backed separatist region of Moldova, the state of alert has been placed by Moldova.

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Ms Truss stated that Putin is humiliating his self on the international stage. We must ensure that he is defeated in Ukraine, which denies him any benefit, and eventually constrains his further aggression.

“To help Ukraine we must go further and quicker.

The best long-term security for Ukraine is its ability to defend itself. This means that Ukraine should have a clear path to NATO-standard equipment.

Image Liz Truss, Foreign Secretary of NATO, wants Ukraine to have a clear path to NATO-standard equipment

Ms Truss will travel to Berlin on Saturday to meet NATO foreign ministers.

The Foreign Office stated that she will ask the UK and its allies for a strengthened and modernized NATO capable of tackling global threats.

After Boris Johnson visited Sweden and Finland to sign mutual defense agreements, the foreign secretary will visit Germany. This would allow Britain to come to their aid in case of an attack by Russia.

Within 24 hours, Finland’s leaders had announced their support for the country to join NATO.

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Russia warns against Finland’s response

For fear of antagonizing Russia, the Nordic country has always remained neutral. They share an 830-mile border.

Since Mr Putin’s attack on Ukraine in February, however, public support has grown for the Western military alliance.

The Kremlin reacted to Finland’s decision not to join NATO and warned that it would be forced to take “military technical” measures.

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