After Boris Johnson's meeting with President Macron, Downing Street told us: "The prime minister stressed any attempt to settle the conflict now will only cause enduring instability and give Putin licence to manipulate both sovereign countries and international markets in perpetuity."
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss co-wrote something very similar, with her Ukrainian counterpart, in the Sunday Telegraph.
Couldn't be clearer, could it? Johnson desperate to keep the "conflict" going because it's in his personal, selfish interest to do so. Never mind how many people die, are injured, or made homeless, as long as we keep it going. Ditto the RMT strike presumably.