Boris Johnson says 'the world is watching as the Prime Minister unveils a six-point plan to ensure the failure of Vladimir Putin's "horrific” Ukraine invasion.

It is not enough for the international community to simply express support for Kyiv without action, the PM has said. 

Mr Johnson added that “it is not future historians but the people of Ukraine who will be our judge” over how the world reacts to Vladimir Putin’s “hideous, barbarous assault”.

The PM is set to call on his counterparts around the world to make a “renewed and concerted effort” to tackle Mr Putin, No 10 has confirmed.

Bournemouth Echo: Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Credit: PAPrime Minister Boris Johnson. Credit: PA

Boris Johnson to set out six-point plan to tackle Putin

Ahead of several scheduled meetings in the coming days, Boris Johnson said: “Putin must fail and must be seen to fail in this act of aggression.

“It is not enough to express our support for the rules-based international order – we must defend it against a sustained attempt to rewrite the rules by military force.”

The PM is set to call on world leaders in a New York Times essay on Sunday.

He will urge the international community to come together under a six-point plan to keep the pressure on Putin's regime.

Bournemouth Echo: Ukraine and UK flags. Credit: PAUkraine and UK flags. Credit: PA

Mr Johnson wants to mobilise an “international humanitarian coalition” for Ukraine and help support the country “in its efforts to provide for its own self-defence”.

The essay will also call for continued economic pressure on the Kremlin and will tell leaders to resist “creeping normalisation” of what Russia is doing in Ukraine.

While the PM wants to continue diplomatic approaches to resolving the war, he will warn in the article that this can only be done with the full participation of the “legitimate Government of Ukraine”.

He will also stress the need for a “rapid campaign to strengthen security and resilience across the Euro-Atlantic area”.

Which countries have condemned Vladimir Putin so far?

141 countries have already nations denounced the Kremlin’s actions at an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council.

The global vote also included 35 abstentions and five votes against.

The countries that voted no in support of Russia were Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea and Syria.

38 countries, coordinated by the UK, have also led the largest-ever referral to the International Criminal Court.

Boris Johnson calls on the international community to support Ukraine

Following the New York Times article, Boris Johnson will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Dutch Prime Minister Rutte at Downing Street on Monday.

On Tuesday, Mr Johnson will then host leaders of the V4 group of central European nations including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

What has Labour said about Boris Johnson's announcement?

Bournemouth Echo: David Lammy. Credit: PADavid Lammy. Credit: PA

Labour’s shadow foreign secretary David Lammy has said that the opposition “fully supports the UK playing its part in the united, international effort to provide military, economic, diplomatic and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine alongside our allies and partners in Nato and beyond”.

Mr Lammy said: “We support an immediate ceasefire, and the full and complete withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine’s internationally recognised borders.”

The Tottenham MP continued: “The Putin regime’s illegal invasion of Ukraine is a heinous attack not only on the Ukrainian people, but also on the values of sovereignty, democracy, freedom and the rule of law we all share.”

But he added: “At home, the UK government must move faster and harder to impose sanctions on the oligarchs and politicians linked to the rogue Russian regime.

“It is inexcusable that we have fallen behind the EU and the US on the number of individuals and entities sanctioned. Ministers must move faster, acting against Putin’s cronies in days not months.”