BORIS Johnson warned President Putin on Monday that invading Ukraine would be "painful, violent and bloody".
The PM issued a dire warning as the UK and US began pulling embassy staff out of the region over fears war may be just days away.
t comes as Nato allies prepare to send more troops and resources to the region as tensions heat up.
The Prime Minister said the intelligence around the situation was "gloomy" but war was not inevitable.
Speaking to reporters in Milton Keynes, Mr Johnson said: "We do think it prudent to make some changes now.
Boris Johnson fires warning shot at Putin as invading Ukraine would be ‘disastrous’ & ‘painful, violent and bloody’
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