President Zelenskyy thanks Boris for his bravery, principles and standing up to Putin on behalf of Ukraine

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson last month received Ukraine’s highest award that can be bestowed on foreign nationals, ‘The Order of Liberty’, for the UK’s staunch support of Ukraine’s freedom. Picture by Ukraine Government / No 10 Downing Street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, this afternoon to thank him for his leadership and friendship.

The Prime Minister made clear that he believed President Zelenskyy and his people can and will win the war in Ukraine.

President Zelenskyy thanked the Prime Minister for believing in Ukraine and its people and updated on the recent progress of his Armed Forces in the south of the country.

The Prime Minister said he was convinced the Ukrainian forces could continue to succeed in pushing back Russian forces and added that the UK remained steadfast in its support.

The Prime Minister told President Zelenskyy it had been a privilege to work with him and support him, and the leaders agreed to stay in close touch as friends.

In a tweet afterwards President Zelenskyy said:

“Had a summing up conversation with Boris Johnson in his current capacity. On behalf of all Ukrainian people, I thanked him for his personal bravery, principles and a major contribution to countering RF’s aggression. I look forward to cooperation with a great friend of Ukraine in a new status.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson replied:

It’s been a privilege to work with you President Zelenskyy, and I look forward to staying friends. The UK will continue to back Ukraine every step of the way, because we know that your security is our security, and your freedom is our freedom. Slava Ukraini.”

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