British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the formation of the “International Ukraine Support Group” last March 7 in partnership with the Netherlands and Canada. The initiative aims to bring together global support to ensure robust economic, political, defensive, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

“This coalition [International Ukraine Support Group] will allow countries to “coordinate the efforts of the international community to provide long-term and unwavering assistance, now and in the future,” said Johnson in a press conference.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C), and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a press conference announcing the creation of the International Ukraine Support Group (Justin Trudeau Facebook Page)

The trio intends to expand its capabilities through encouraging more nations, particularly their existing partners, to join the cause. “This is the moment for Ukraine’s friends to create a coalition of humanitarian, economic, and defensive military support to ensure that Putin fails,” he added.

Last week, the emergency meetings of the United Nations General Assembly concluded with a historical 141 votes in favor of a resolution which deplored the Russian invasion of Ukraine, reiterated the sovereignty of the said country, and demanded that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.”