In a telephone conversation, Boris Johnson noted that the UK would continue to support “the heroic Ukrainian armed forces in their efforts to defend their territory against barbaric attack, and also help provide the equipment they need,” the spokesman said. Downing Street is the official residence of the leader of the British Executive.
The two leaders talked about “the latest developments in Donbass and eastern Ukraine” and touched on the “horrific blockade of Odessa, Ukraine’s largest shipping port,” according to the same source.
Boris Johnson highlighted to President Volodymyr Zelensky the “intense work that is being carried out with international partners to find ways to continue exporting grain from Ukraine to avoid the global food crisis”, a spokesman for the British Executive said.
During the phone call, the British prime minister also said the UK would “work with G7 partners to press for urgent progress” and the two politicians agreed on “next steps and the need for Russia to ease its blockade and allow safe passages for ‘ships'”.
“Prime Minister [britânico] He spoke of the importance of the international community continuing to work and work together until Ukraine wins and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin fails,” he said.
At the same time, the leader of the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, in a conversation with Zelensky, stressed that “states have a duty to support Ukraine, now and in the long-term, so that it is never in a position to attack again.”
Russia launched a military attack on Ukraine on February 24 that killed more than 4,000 civilians, according to the United Nations, which warns that the real number is likely to be much higher.
The military offensive has caused more than eight million people to flee, more than 6.6 million of whom have left the country, according to the latest United Nations figures.
The international community in general condemned the Russian invasion, and responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and strengthening economic and political sanctions against Moscow.
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