UK support for Ukraine unwavering in face of Russian hostility -PM's spokesman

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A member of the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service wearing a protective mask is seen at the contact line between Ukrainian troops and pro-Moscow rebels, after Ukraine's government banned people registered in separatist-held territories from entering government-controlled areas to stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, in Mayorsk, Ukraine March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Britain remains unwavering in its support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and will back it in the face of Russian hostility, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Monday.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia on Monday that the western military alliance was standing by Ukraine amid a large and unusual concentration of Russian troops on Ukraine's borders. read more

Asked about the build up of Russian troops on Ukraine's borders, Johnson's spokesman said: "We are seeing a concerning situation at that border. We remain in unwavering support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and will continue to support them in the face of Russian hostility."

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The spokesman also criticised Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko for a migration crisis on its border with Poland.

"What we are seeing are the latest in a series of abhorrent attempts by the Lukashenko regime to engineer a migrant crisis, to undermine Poland and others in the region," he said.

"We stand in solidarity with our European partners and are committed to ensuring the Lukashenko regime is held accountable for its actions."

European Union foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to agree further sanctions against Belarus. read more

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Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Kate Holton

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