UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Friday that Russia intends to take the whole of Ukraine, but that it has failed to deliver its main objectives.
"It's definitely our view that the Russians intend to invade the whole of Ukraine," Wallace told Sky News Friday.
"Our assessment as of this morning is that Russia has not taken any of its major objectives. In fact, it is behind its hopeful timetable. They've lost over 450 personnel.
"Contrary to great Russian claims, and indeed President (Vladimir) Putin's sort of vision that somehow the Ukrainians would be liberated and would be flocking to his cause, he's got that completely wrong. And the Russian army has failed to deliver on day one his main objective."
On her official Twitter account, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss described the Russian invasion as "barbaric."
"Putin’s assault on Ukraine is barbaric, unjustified and shows a callous disregard for human life. We will continue to hold Putin to account and remain steadfast in our support," Truss tweeted, reiterating the United Kingdom's solidarity with Ukraine.