The BBC reports that Boris Johnson is to resign as Conservative leader today, but he will serve as Prime Minister until the autumn.
As the broadcaster notes: “Tory MPs are saying he must go now and it’s impossible for him to stay on.”
A Tory leadership contest will take place in the summer, and the country will have a new prime minister by the party’s conference in October.
Johnson will make a public announcement about his resignation today.
Johnson confirmed with MPs that he had met with Russian oligarch and ex-KGB officer Alexander Lebedev without officials present.
More than 50 members left Boris Johnson’s administration.
Johnson was vocal in supporting Ukraine. The United Kingdom provided GBP 88 million of funding to aid efforts to build Ukraine’s resilience and reduce reliance on Russian energy supplies.
Johnson also initiated providing Georgia with £5mln against Russian cyberattacks.
“The people of Georgia live every day on the frontline of Russian aggression. Putin cannot be allowed to use Georgia’s sovereign institutions to sharpen the knife of his cyber capability,” Johnson stated at this NATO Summit, adding “The UK has world-leading cyber prowess, and the support announced will protect not just Georgia, but also the UK and all other free democracies threatened by Russian hostility.”