PM’s call with President Zelenskyy

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10 Downing Street is lit up with the colours of the Ukrainian flag as it stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy this evening (26 February 2022).

The Prime Minister paid tribute to the incredible heroism and bravery of President Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people.

The leaders agreed that President Putin is being met with a greater Ukrainian resistance than he calculated on.

The Prime Minister updated on the UK’s support to Ukraine and the progress rallying international partners to hold Russia to account for their campaign of destruction.

The leaders agreed on the need for the international community to isolate Russia completely diplomatically and financially. They welcomed the increased willingness to take action on excluding Russia from SWIFT.

The Prime Minister and President Zelenskyy expressed their mutual concern about the role Belarus is playing as a conduit for President Putin’s violence.

President Zelenskyy afterwards took to Twitter to say:

“Had a phone conversation with @BorisJohnson. Grateful to the British Prime Minister for his position, new decisions to enhance the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian army. Agreed on further joint steps to counter the aggressor.”

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