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UK Prime Minister Call To President of Ukraine

Ukrainian mechanised infantry advance to combat on a training exercise at IPSTC, Yavoriv [©Bob Morrison]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy this evening over UK concerns about Russian military activity.


Press Release, 10 Downing Street, 05 April 2021: The Prime Minister spoke to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, this evening. They discussed the UK’s significant concerns about the recent Russian military activity on Ukraine’s border and in illegally-annexed Crimea.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed our unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He expressed his solidarity with President Zelenskyy’s government in the face of this destabilising activity and commended Ukraine’s approach to the situation.

They agreed to continue working closely with international partners to monitor the situation and ensure there is no further escalation. The Prime Minister also noted the fruitful ongoing security cooperation between the UK and Ukraine, including through the Operation ORBITAL training programme.

NATO nation instructors, including British personnel deployed on Operation ORBITAL, are offering advice and evaluation to Ukrainian troops in training at IPSTC, Yavoriv [©Bob Morrison]
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