British Prime Minister Johnson to meet with US and other world leaders on Ukraine | world news

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden and other world leaders on Tuesday to discuss tougher sanctions on Russia and further support for Ukraine, the official said. Johnson’s spokesperson.

Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Japan, NATO and the European Commission are also expected to join the call.

Earlier, a senior national security official gave Johnson and his ministers an update on Britain’s assessment of the situation in Ukraine, the spokesman said.

“The next phase of the war was likely to be a conflict of attrition which could last several months. Russia would seek to exploit its advantage in troop numbers, but Ukraine had already shown that this was unlikely to be decisive in self,” the spokesperson said. relay the anonymous official’s assessment to reporters.

“There were signs that Russia had not learned the lessons of previous setbacks in northern Ukraine, and there was evidence that troops were engaged in combat in a piecemeal fashion.”

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(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, Writing by William James, Editing by Kylie MacLellan)

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