Boris Johnson to hold crisis talks with Biden

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden.

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# 14 February 2022 17:16 (UTC +04:00)

Boris Johnson warned on Monday the situation in Ukraine is “very, very dangerous” with Britain fearing that a Russian invasion is now very imminent, APA reports citing Standard Co.

He urged Vladimir Putin to step back from “the edge of a precipice”.

Mr Johnson and US president Joe Biden are to hold crisis talks on Monday afternoon.

Downing Street said the Prime Minister is being briefed by security chiefs during the day on the threat of Mr Putin launching an attack on Ukraine.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said an invasion this week was a “grave possibility”.

“There remains a window of opportunity to de-escalate and pursue a diplomatic path,” he said.

But he stressed: “There are no signs as we speak of de-escalation.”

The Prime Minister said the “evidence is pretty clear” that Russia is planning an invasion.

There were troops massing on the Ukrainian border and “all sorts of other signs that show that there are serious preparations” going on.

He added: “The signs are as you have heard from president Biden that they are at least planning for something that could take place as early…the next 48 hours.”