Comentarii Adauga Comentariu

_ Interview UK Minister of State James Cleverly: We have to keep pressure on until we see Ukraine free again

Interview UK Minister of State James Cleverly: We have to keep pressure on until we see Ukraine free again

We have to keep the pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin until we can see the Ukraine people free once again, Minister of State for Europe and North America in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) James Cleverly told AGERPRES in an interview.

The UK official, who began a two-day visit to Romania on Monday, says those who perpetrate war crimes in Ukraine will be brought to justice, their commanders will be held responsible and ultimately Vladimir Putin will need to understand that the world is watching what was happening and there will be consequences.

In the same interview, Cleverly also commends the very good relations between Bucharest and London, both inside NATO and on a bilateral level, saying that Romania is a close, important and really good partner, particularly in the context of the conflict in Ukraine.

At the same time, James Cleverly highlights that London is determined to be a solid defence partner inside NATO and that the success of the European Union, which the UK is no longer part of, is also in the interest of his country.

AGERPRES: Your Excellency, I would start with a question related to the war in Ukraine. After three months of confrontation, the things on the ground seem to have entered a phase of a more traditional war. President Vladimir Putin thought his invasion in Ukraine would fragment western democracies, but instead the NATO member states and other democratic countries proved to be strongly united against Russian aggression. In this context, can you anticipate when and how this war will come to an end?

James Cleverly: Well, I think predictions are difficult and they are dangerous, but what we have seen is the collective response, both within NATO within the European Union, with the UK, and the European Union and the US and Japan, South Korea, and a number of other countries around the world we have really pulled together, and we've become closer friends and stronger allies, because of Putin's aggression in Ukraine.

We are, we're very proud of the UK of the military support that we've given to the Ukrainians. In Romania, here, there is a huge humanitarian support, welcoming large numbers of refugees. And I've just spoken with a number of non-government organisations that are supporting Ukrainian refugees here in Romania.

So we can't predict exactly what will happen next. What we have to do is we have to stay strong. We have to stay united. We have to continue to support the Ukrainians as they defend themselves. From the UK that's done with military aid, humanitarian aid, other countries are helping in different ways. But we got to continue pulling together because we cannot allow Vladimir Putin to have strategic success in this invasion. We have to help Ukrainians defend themselves.

AGERPRES: How effective, do you think, are the sanctions the West imposed against Russia, considering that a total embargo on Russian oil and gas seems to be very unlikely? Is Europe prepared to quickly and totally change the current reliance on Russian gas supplies?

James Cleverly: Well, one of the things that we have seen is a number of countries make some very, I think, brave decisions when it comes to sanctions. A number of European countries that have relied heavily on Russian oil and gas, have sanctioned Russia, knowing that Russia was going to retaliate through limiting energy supplies, and yet they've done it nonetheless.

We know the sanctions are hurting Vladimir Putin's ability to wage war. We know that he wants those sanctions lifted. But what we also hear is plenty of countries saying that they will continue the economic pressure on Vladimir Putin until he ends this aggression against Ukraine.

And I think one of the other things that is incredibly important that we remember is that these sanctions are not on food or food production or food transportation. Those things we allow free flow because we know that grain exports, for example, are really, really important.

So the pressure that we're seeing in many parts of the world is a direct response to Putin's invasion, and nothing else. And we have to stick with it. We have to keep the pressure on until we can see the Ukraine people free once again.

AGERPRES: As far as we know, the United Kingdom intended to send a team of experts in Ukraine via Poland for assisting the investigations on war crimes committed there. What are preliminary results of their work in Ukraine?

James Cleverly: Well, at the moment is still quite early stages. One of the things we have made absolutely clear is that these crimes against civilians, these breaches of international humanitarian law, what appear to be intentional targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure, these things will not be ignored, that the soldiers that perpetrate these crimes will be brought to justice, their commanders will be held responsible. And ultimately Vladimir Putin will need to understand that the world is watching what was happening and there will be consequences.

We're supporting the evidence collection. We're supporting the International Criminal Court, with technical assistance, and also financial assistance. And the world is united on this, that these acts, the people committing these acts will be held accountable. And that's absolutely right.

And the message that I would send to military commanders on the field and individual soldiers, if you are being told to break international humanitarian law to commit atrocities to commit murders or rapes, you do not have to, you must say no.

AGERPRES: On Brexit developments, the UK and European Union seem to be at an impasse over the changes to parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Last week, EU's ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida said the European Union would not give a new mandate to Brexit negotiator Maros Sefcovic. Also, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin accused the UK Government of moving 'too far in a unilateral way' over the Northern Ireland Protocol. What are the options your government works on in order to ease all these tensions?

James Cleverly: Well, we want to have a good economic relationship with the EU. And that very much includes Ireland who are obviously our very closest neighbor in the European Union. And we also want to make sure that we maintain the integrity of our own country, and that includes Northern Ireland.

At the moment, the Protocol is not working. And we can see it's not working because the devolved government in Northern Ireland has not been formed. The unionist communities are not nominating people to sit as part of that executive. That's putting the Good Friday Agreement at risk. And we have to recognise that we need to do something to change this.

I've met and the foreign secretary have met regularly with Maros Sefcovic and his team, we get on very well with them.

And we believe that a modest change to his mandate would protect the single market, would protect the integrity of the United Kingdom and would protect the Good Friday Agreement.

So we want to keep talking and we will keep talking. We have been flexible and we hope that the EU will continue to be flexible. And we hope to get in an agreement and get one soon, which will then enable us all to focus on the other really important issues going on around the world.

AGERPRES: Turning now to French President Emmanuel Macron's new project of a European political community, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has recently said that she was favourable to the current structures which work successfully, such as G7 and NATO. Macron explained that European political community would be a complement, not an alternative to the EU membership. What is your take on this issue?

James Cleverly: Well, ultimately, the internal structures of the EU is a matter for the EU and we've left the EU. We want all the countries in the European Union to be successful. We think that's important for peace and security in Europe. And it's also in the UK national interest that the European Union is successful and prosperous. We feel that organisations like NATO perform an incredibly important function as do the G7. And we wouldn't want to see anything happen that would make the success of those organisations... that might put their future success at risk.

So it's good to hear the position that President Macron has taken, it's good that he recognises how important these international institutions are. The UK is fully committed to being a strong European partner, as well as a strong NATO defence partner and a strong economic partner to the world through the G7.

They [the international institutions] work, they have shown in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine to work very, very well, and to be able to work very, very quickly. And so that will always remain a UK priority. And we would always want to see things that would reinforce that success and so that would always be our priority.

AGERPRES: How would you characterise the current UK-Romania ties and, since the UK is not a member of European Union any longer, how do the two countries cooperate as members of NATO?

James Cleverly: Well, we enjoy a very, very good relationship with Romania. And I think one of the things that I want to do as part of this trip is to say thank you to Romania, to the Romanian people and indeed to the Romanian Government, because both as a defence partner in NATO, as a country which has hosted many Ukrainian refugees, a country which has worked closely with the United Kingdom on tackling people smuggling and other international crimes, Romania over and over again is shown itself to be a really, really good partner. And this is particularly the case now with all these additional pressures that the invasion of Ukraine has imposed upon you as a country.

But also what I want to do is I want to remind the British people how valuable this relationship is. And so, actually part of my trip here, over the next couple of days, is also to let the British people know that Romania is a close and important partner. Many Romanians, probably we estimate about a million Romanians living in the UK, are very much part of British society, our friends, our neighbours, our work colleagues.

So, for me, having an opportunity to celebrate this relationship, in difficult times, is an opportunity that I wanted to grasp and so that's very much part of the reason why I'm here over today and tomorrow [Monday and Tuesday].



Linkul direct catre Petitie

CEREM NATIONALIZAREA TUTUROR RESURSELOR NATURALE ALE ROMANIEI ! - Initiativa Legislativa care are nevoie de 500.000 de semnaturi - Semneaza si tu !


Adauga Comentariu

Citiți și cele mai căutate articole de pe Fluierul:

Turcia iese la atac după summitul UE la care a participat și Iohannis: 'Decizii părtinitoare, lipsite de contact cu realitatea'

Oamenii de știință descoperă animale care nu îmbătrânesc!

Simptome neobișnuite neasociate anterior...

Ar putea fi epoca antebelică?

Expertul în somn dezvăluie de ce nu este rău să te uiți la telefon înainte de culcare - și dezvăluie mai multe mituri comune

Femeia din Texas rămâne însărcinată -- de două ori într-o săptămână...

_ Misiunea de asteroizi NASA este în așteptare din cauza livrării cu întârziere a software-ului

_ Conjuncţie planetară rară. Mercur, Venus, Marte, Jupiter şi Saturn pot fi văzute strălucind înainte de răsărit

_ Decizia lui Biden care înfurie China. Statele Unite au creat o nouă alianţă "în beneficiul popoarelor din Pacific"

_ Fiica lui Pep Guardiola, Maria, își arată fizicul svelt într-un bikini alb în Barbados

_ Starul X Factor, Louisa Johnson, își arată fizicul tonifiat într-un bikini subțire, crem, tanga, în Ibiza

Neamțul nu se mai spală ca lumea ca să economisească energie. Declarație controversată a vicecancelarului Germaniei: A anunțat că își reduce timpul petrecut la duș pentru a economisi energie

_ MAX DICKINS: De ce atât de mulți bărbați au atât de puțini prieteni? Cum o propunere a dus la căutarea celui mai bun om

_ Noul șef de la Burnley, Vincent Kompany, face bilanțul înaintea sezonului său de debut în campionat

_ Lily James, Poppy Delevingne, Tigerlily Taylor și Sienna Miller uimesc la Glastonbury

_ Veste importantă! Ce se întâmplă cu banii a milioane de români care au investit în acest tip de pensie

_ Bulgaria - Un nou feribot va traversa Marea Neagră între Burgas și Batumi

_ Algele marine fermentate pe ciuperci ar putea crea cel mai apropiat înlocuitor al fructelor de mare

_ EXCLUSIV/Azi, InSecuritate, Adrian Zuckerman, fost ambasador al SUA la Bucureşti, de la ora 19.00, pe SMART TV, şi de la ora 22.55, pe Aleph News

_ Naţionala primarilor, învinsă într-un meci cu foste glorii ale fotbalului românesc

_ Detalii de ultimă oră despre atacul de lângă un club gay din Oslo. Cine este individul care a ucis doi oameni și a rănit alte zeci de persoane

_ Leeds United va lansa o ofertă de 26 de milioane de lire sterline pentru belgianul Charles de Ketelaere

_ Barry și Eddie Hearn „așteaptă o câștig de 150 de milioane de lire sterline din vânzarea pachetului minoritar din Matchroom”

_ Caitlyn Jenner se alătură prietenei Sophiei Hutchins la Festivalul de viteză de la Goodwood din West Sussex

_ Se dau lupte grele pentru cucerirea Luganskului! Pas strategic făcut de Moscova: soldații au au intrat în oraşul Lisiceansk

_ Seceta a lovit Milano pentru a închide fântânile

_ Petra Kvitova a câştigat turneul de la Eastbourne: Este al 29-lea titlu din cariera sa

_ Deși Papa Francisc răm�ne tăcut, un departament al Vaticanului laudă decizia Curții privind Roe v. Wade

_ Kate Middleton pozează într-un avion de luptă în timp ce postează un omagiu adus militarilor și femeilor de Ziua Forțelor Armate

_ Rusia se plânge la TAS: COR și 12 federații contestă interdicțiile de participare la competiții

_ Secretarul general adjunct al NATO: Vom avea o viziune coerentă pentru flancul estic, pentru România

_ Josh Schuster izbucnește în lacrimi în timpul imnului Samoan înainte de ciocnirea cu Insulele Cook

Variola maimuței arată o evoluție accelerată...

_ Serena Williams își intensifică pregătirea pentru Wimbledon în timp ce se duce la Center Court pentru a antrena

_ Superstarul Fremantle, Nat Fyfe, IMPULSĂ un arbitru și îl confundă cu un coechipier în pierderea în fața lui Carlton

_ TOM LEONARD: America nu a fost niciodată mai dezbinată. Și viitorul arată înfricoșător

_ Starul Bachelor Nation Cam Ayala dezvăluie că a suferit o intervenție chirurgicală de amputare a piciorului după lupta cu limfedem

_ Modelul Kris Smith împărtășește o fotografie plină de viață atingând limbile

_ Abbie Chatfield anunță o mutare interesantă în carieră

_ Prezentatorul de știri din GB Colin Brazier, 54 de ani, își găsește din nou dragostea cu un prieten de familie

_ David Spade donează 5.000 dolari unui angajat subapreciat al Burger King

_ Fundașul Arsenal, William Saliba, „ar putea pleca în această vară, cu Marsilia pregătită pentru o ofertă uriașă de 25 de milioane de lire sterline”

_ Rebel Wilson și noua iubită se bucură de o plimbare romantică cu elicopterul în Islanda

_ Rachete ruseşti lansate din Marea Neagră au lovit baza militară ucraineană din Iavoriv

_ Mesaj Ro Alert: Pericol de înţepături de albine în judeţul Neamţ. Un camion cu stupi s-a răsturnat

_ Frankie Dettori „evitat” de separarea de grajdul Gosden în urma accidentului de la Royal Ascot

_ Clubul select - România, Italia, Portugalia, Slovacia şi Bulgaria cer să poată vinde mașini pe benzină și motorină și după 2035

_ China acuză că un avion american a pus în pericol pacea şi stabilitatea în Taiwan

_ Alianţa pentru Aviaţia cu Emisii Zero - Viitorul aparține aeronavelor electri sau cu hidrogen

_ Restricţii de trafic pe DN 65, în judeţul Olt, din cauza unor lucrări

_ Mireasa lui SIEmion

_ Ashton Kutcher și Mila Kunis se bucură de timp împreună și fac o oprire pentru cafea și gustări

_ Boris Johnson se teme că Ucraina va fi obligată să încheie o pace 'rea': Va avea loc un dezastru economic pe termen lung

_ Masacru în Marea Neagră: Bilanțul a ajuns la peste 3000 de delfini morți din cauza războiului (biolog ucrainean)

_ Thomas Soucek ar putea părăsi West Ham VARA ACEASTA ca negocieri pentru un nou blocaj contract

_ Migranții din Africa sub-sahariană fug de valul de raiduri ale poliției în Maroc

_ Fanii Angliei au fost nedumeriți în timpul amical al Leoaicelor împotriva Olandei, în timp ce ambele echipe își îmbracă echipamentele de deplasare

_ COMENTARIU Sorin Avram: Meditaţiile profesorului Klaus Iohannis, mai ieftine cu 50 de bani

_ BEL MOONEY: Dacă sora mea ia cadouri de la bărbatul pe care l-a respins

_ Crawley va deveni primul club englez care va lansa un kit exclusiv NFT sub proprietarii susținuți de criptomonede WAGMI United

Pag.1 Pag.2 Pag.3 Pag.4 Pag.5 Pag.6 Pag.7
Pag.8 Pag.9 Pag.10 Pag.11 Pag.12 Pag.13 Pag.14 Pag.15
Pag.16 Pag.17 Pag.18 Pag.19 Pag.20 Pag.21 Pag.22 Pag.23
Pag.24 Pag.25 Pag.26 Pag.27 Pag.28 Pag.29 Pag.30

Nr. de articole la aceasta sectiune: 1776, afisate in 30 pagini.

ieri 21:08 _ UNDE DE ȘOC
ieri 01:53