August 11, 2022

Scott Morrison has warned Russia has to pay a heavy value for its invasion of Ukraine and Australia will search to supply what he described as ‘deadly support’ by NATO.

The USA, Britain, Europe and Canada have blocked Russian entry to the SWIFT worldwide fee system as a part of one other spherical of sanctions, a transfer Treasurer Josh Frydneberg mentioned would isolate it from the worldwide monetary system.

‘Russia should pay a heavy value,’ the prime minister informed reporters after attending a service on the St Andrews Ukrainian Church in Lidcombe, NSW on Sunday the place he spoke to the congregation.

The prime minister (pictured together with his spouse Jenny at an Orthodox mass in Lidcombe on Sunday) informed reporters Russia should pay a heavy value for invading Ukraine 

'We will continue to add to that price as we consider every single option that is in front of us. I've taken nothing off the table,' the prime minister (pictured) told reporters

‘We are going to proceed so as to add to that value as we take into account each single possibility that’s in entrance of us. I’ve taken nothing off the desk,’ the prime minister (pictured) informed reporters

‘We are going to proceed so as to add to that value as we take into account each single possibility that’s in entrance of us. I’ve taken nothing off the desk.’

He mentioned Australia is already offering important assist when it comes to non-lethal support.

‘However I’ve simply spoken with the defence minister and we’ll be searching for to supply no matter assist we will for deadly support by our NATO companions, significantly america and the UK,’ he mentioned. 

‘They’re already offering assist in these areas and we can be helping them with what they’re doing.’

Mr Morrison informed the congregation in Lidcombe on Sunday Australia wouldn’t search a ‘peace in Ukraine that’s based mostly on bending the knee to an autocrat and a thug’. 

The PM and his wife Jenny were joined by Fiona Martin, the Member for Reid, Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke and Special Minister of State Ben Morton (pictured, a young girl prays for the people of Ukraine)

The PM and his spouse Jenny have been joined by Fiona Martin, the Member for Reid, Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke and Particular Minister of State Ben Morton (pictured, a younger woman prays for the individuals of Ukraine)

‘We search a peace that’s the sovereignty of Ukraine. That’s what peace is for and that’s what the world neighborhood calls for,’ he mentioned.  

The PM and his spouse Jenny have been joined by Fiona Martin, the Member for Reid, Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke and Particular Minister of State Ben Morton.  

He confirmed Ukrainian visas have been being processed as shortly as attainable and as a precedence because the scenario worsened abroad. 

‘The assist by visas will come by all features of the visa programme to Australia. So that’s within the household programme, that’s within the expertise programme, it’s within the pupil programme,’ he informed reporters.  

Queensland Liberal Nationwide Senator James McGrath tweeted on Saturday night time that Australia must be ‘sending weapons’ relatively than ideas and prayers. 

‘As an alternative of sanctions we must be confiscating the property of Putin’s regime and giving them to Ukraine,’ he continued. 

‘The Russian Ambassador must be expelled and placed on a airplane as we speak.’

Federal Labor was fast to assist the blocking of Russia’s entry to SWIFT.

‘That may chunk and that may be a good factor,’ Labor overseas affair spokeswoman Penny Wong informed ABC’s Insiders program.

‘We do want to make sure that the price of (Russian President) Putin’s actions chunk on him, these round him and on Russia, and the Russian economic system, and that can take co-ordination, that can take resolve, individuals persevering with to carry the course.’

Kyiv remains under Ukrainian control as Russian forces renew their assault, pounding the capital and other cities with artillery and cruise missiles (pictured, the PM at the service)

Kyiv stays below Ukrainian management as Russian forces renew their assault, pounding the capital and different cities with artillery and cruise missiles (pictured, the PM on the service)

Mr Frydenberg expects many nations will study Russia’s participation in worldwide boards, just like the G20.

‘I can’t pre-empt what would be the final result of these discussions however there can be nations that query Russia’s means to take part in these worldwide boards given what they’ve achieved in current days to a rustic that posed no risk to themselves,’ he mentioned.

Russia did sit with the G7 discussion board between 1997 and 2014, when it was generally known as the G8, earlier than it was suspended following its annexation of Crimea.

Kyiv stays below Ukrainian management as Russian forces renew their assault, pounding the capital and different cities with artillery and cruise missiles.

Finance Minister Simon Birmingham mentioned Australia is in discussions with United Nations companies in regards to the humanitarian response.

Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said Australia is in discussions with United Nations agencies about the humanitarian response (pictured, the PM addresses the mass)

Finance Minister Simon Birmingham mentioned Australia is in discussions with United Nations companies in regards to the humanitarian response (pictured, the PM addresses the mass)

The Australian government believes there is a clear difference between China and India's response to the Russian invasion (pictured, attendees sing and pray for Ukraine)

The Australian authorities believes there’s a clear distinction between China and India’s response to the Russian invasion (pictured, attendees sing and pray for Ukraine)

‘As individuals search to make refugee claims, then in fact we are going to work as a part of that worldwide response to help and little doubt to resettle people,’ he informed Sky Information’ Sunday Agenda program.

‘Proper now we now have been giving precedence processing to any visa functions coming from the Ukraine and assist these people to have the ability to get out and get to Australia as shortly as attainable.’

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The Australian authorities believes there’s a clear distinction between China and India’s response to the Russian invasion.

Each nations abstained from this weekend’s UN Safety Council decision deploring Russia’s aggression in opposition to Ukraine.

Senator Birmingham wished to see all nations assist the the movement and for them to take stronger language and motion.

Opposition foreign spokeswoman Penny Wong has indicated Labor would be willing to support further sanctions on Russia (pictured, the PM and his wife Jenny attend a vigil for Ukraine)

Opposition overseas spokeswoman Penny Wong has indicated Labor can be prepared to assist additional sanctions on Russia (pictured, the PM and his spouse Jenny attend a vigil for Ukraine)

Mr Morrison said Australia would continue to stand up for what's right when it came to supporting Ukraine through the Russian invasion (pictured, the PM addresses reporters)

Mr Morrison mentioned Australia would proceed to face up for what’s proper when it got here to supporting Ukraine by the Russian invasion (pictured, the PM addresses reporters)

However he mentioned Australia’s QUAD companion India has been unequivocal in calling for a cessation of violence.

‘Prime Minister Modi has had discussions instantly with the Ukrainian president,’ Senator Birmingham informed Sunday Agenda.

‘Now within the case of China, what we now have seen is excuses made and justifications acknowledged and certainly monetary or financial assist even enabled. Now these issues are fully unacceptable.’

Senator Wong mentioned China’s place is inconsistent, having for many years as a part of their overseas coverage revered sovereignty and territorial integrity.

‘The place they’re presently articulating in relation to Ukraine is inconsistent with China’s said overseas coverage place over many years,’ she mentioned.