BORIS Johnson has claimed Britain has been “as generous” as possible towards Ukrainian refugees.

The Prime Minister made the extraordinary claims at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday – despite just 300 visas being given to families fleeing the world.

At the meeting, Home Secretary Priti Patel updated her colleagues on the “extra resources” being put in to address the crisis.

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A No 10 spokesman said: “The Prime Minister paid tribute to the Ukrainian people for their heroic continued resistance to Putin’s unprovoked and illegitimate attack on the country.

“The Prime Minister said in the face of this brave resistance it was clear that (Vladimir) Putin miscalculated and was now increasing his level of violence, with evidence of indiscriminate attacks on civilians.”

Johnson “said he would do all that he could to support the country and this includes continuing to provide Ukraine armed forces with defensive lethal aid and equipment”, while the UK was also the “largest humanitarian donor”.

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“The Prime Minister said that we would be as generous as we could in our support to Ukraine refugees and the Home Secretary set out the extra resources we’re putting in place into processing visas for those Ukrainians who have been forced to flee,” the spokesman said.

It comes after reports Ireland is due to take in 100,000 refugees – mostly women and children – in contrast the UK’s figures.