Tuesday, May 17

A Russian invasion of Ukraine “could be a new Chechnya”, says Boris Johnson

Invading Ukraine would plunge Russia into a “violent and bloody” conflict, which would be equivalent to creating “a new Chechnya”, a former Soviet republic in the Caucasus that has been the scene of deadly interventions by the Russian army, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Monday.

“We have to get the message across that invading Ukraine, from the Russian point of view, will be painful, violent and bloody, and I think it’s very important that Russia understand that it could be a new Chechnya,” the Conservative leader said on British television. .