British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday mentioned the UK has “important considerations” over Russian exercise within the Crimea and on the Ukrainian border.
In a cellphone name to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, Johnson “reaffirmed his unwavering assist for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” his workplace mentioned in a press release.
He expressed his solidarity with President Zelensky’s authorities “within the face of this destabilising exercise and recommended Ukraine’s strategy to the state of affairs,” it added, saying the UK would work to “guarantee there isn’t a additional escalation.”
In a tweet after the decision Zelensky thanked Johnson for his assist and mentioned the Ukraine was “not alone” and was “supported by the G7 nations,” referring to the elite membership of superior economies.
The decision between the British and Ukrainian leaders follows messages of solidarity from the US and the European Union after Kiev final week accused Moscow of massing 1000’s of army personnel on its northern and japanese borders, in addition to on the Crimean peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014.
European Union international coverage chief Josep Borrell on Sunday pledged the bloc’s “unwavering” assist for Kiev.
US President Joe Biden in his first name with Zelensky affirmed Washington’s assist for “Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression”.
And US forces in Europe raised their alert standing in response to the “latest escalations of Russian aggression in japanese Ukraine”.
Ukraine on Monday denied reviews that its forces had killed a five-year-old baby in an assault on pro-Moscow japanese separatists, after Russia mentioned it will launch an investigation.
Downing Avenue mentioned that Britain, which assumed the presidency of the G7 earlier this yr, has agreed to proceed its dedication to a coaching mission often called Operation Orbital, established in 2015 following Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.
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