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Boris Johnson pledges military support to Ukraine after conversation with President

Boris Johnson promised more military equipment for Ukraine after a conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Downing Street said.

The Prime Minister spoke with the Ukrainian leader today.

A spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister spoke this afternoon with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy.” The Prime Minister stressed that the British people fully support the Ukrainian people.

“He said that international support and admiration for President Zelensky and the whole of Ukraine is growing every day.

“Leaders discussed the growing threat that Russia’s barbaric attacks pose to Ukrainian civilians and the Prime Minister underlined the UK’s determination to defeat Putin.

“The Prime Minister outlined the steps the UK is taking to support Ukraine and the two leaders discussed the Prime Minister’s six-point plan for international action.

“Leaders discussed the urgent needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Prime Minister pledged to work with partners to provide more defensive equipment.

“The Prime Minister and President Zelensky also discussed the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, precipitated by Russia’s indiscriminate attacks and ceasefire violations.

“The Prime Minister has described what the UK is doing, both to provide humanitarian support and to impose economic costs on Russia that strike at the heart of Putin’s war machine. These include calling on other countries to take additional steps to remove Russia from SWIFT.

“Leaders agreed to keep talking to ensure the wishes of the Ukrainian people are at the forefront of the international response going forward.”



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