Ukraine saddened by Boris Johnson’s downfall, Zelensky claims — RT World Information

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky provided a heat farewell to Boris Johnson because the British PM tendered his resignation on Thursday. Johnson’s departure has “saddened” all Ukrainians, Zelensky claimed, as he expressed hope that Kiev and London would stay “buddies and robust allies” after his departure.

“Good friend Boris Johnson, all Ukrainians have been saddened by the information of the resignation of the chief of the Conservative Occasion. We’re sincerely grateful for the decisive and uncompromising assist from the primary days of the battle. Particular thanks to your management in defending the pursuits of Ukraine within the worldwide area,” Zelensky mentioned in a social media put up, sharing a photograph with Johnson taken through the latter’s current go to to Kiev.

“Now we have little doubt that the UK’s assist might be preserved. We are going to ceaselessly stay true buddies and robust allies,” Zelensky added.

Johnson has been one among Kiev’s most ardent supporters since Moscow launched its navy operation in Ukraine in late February. Whereas London had already been amongst Kiev’s prime arms suppliers previous to the battle, it enormously expanded weapons deliveries amid the hostilities, pledging practically £2.3 billion in navy help to the nation. The UK PM additionally turned one of many first Western leaders to go to Kiev again in April.

Johnson, who served as Britain’s prime minister since July 2019, introduced his resignation on Thursday as his authorities fell into full disarray, with over 50 senior officers, together with secretaries and ministers, leaving their posts. The abrupt downfall comes shortly after Johnson managed to outlive a no-confidence vote in Parliament final month.

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