Because of the amount of correspondence I have recently received regarding the situation in Ukraine, I have listed my views on my website. I will keep this updated as events unfold to offer assistance to Ukrainians, and reassurance to those who are rightly concerned.
Vladimir Putin has unleashed a full-scale invasion of Ukraine by land, sea and air. This is a premeditated and unprovoked attack, barbaric in execution, upon the Ukrainian people. My thoughts are with all Ukrainians and their President, whose defiance, courage and patriotism in the face of foreign aggression is inspiring.
Britain has in many ways led the way in the world's response to this crisis. I commend the leadership shown by the Prime Minister in encouraging the world to support Ukraine, such as with defensive military aid, and isolate Russia for its illegal invasion, including through the imposition of sanctions aimed at crippling its economy and war machine.