The Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands announce the creation of an international group to support Ukraine

Boris Johnson met the Prime Ministers of Canada and the Netherlands on Monday in London. Heads of government have announced the creation of an international support group for Ukraine and admit that there is too much dependence on Russian energy, but also say that it cannot stop overnight.

Boris Johnson received Mark Rutte and Justin Trudeau at Downing Street. On the table, only one subject: Ukraine.

The three leaders have announced the creation of an international humanitarian coalition, admit to imposing more sanctions and say they are determined to reduce energy dependence on Russia.

But for that, it takes time. The British government has been at the forefront of diplomatic, financial and military support for Ukraine, but the reception of refugees has come under internal and external criticism.

The UK requires an entry visa which is only issued under certain conditions, which the Prime Minister made clear in remarks to reporters hours before the trilateral meeting.

In practice, so far only 50 refugees have been given the green light to enter the UK, or 1% of Ukrainians who have completed the application process.

Elmer Hayward

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