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Ukraine says Britain's support to continue after Johnson's resignation

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Ukraine expects Britain's support to continue after Johnson's resignation
Ukraine expects Britain's support to continue after Johnson's resignation   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">KYIV</span> -Ukraine expects Britain’s support to continue despite the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office said, thanking Johnson for defending Ukraine’s interests after Russia’s invasion.</p> <p>“We all heard this news (of Johnson’s resignation) with sadness. Not only me, but also the entire Ukrainian society, which is very sympathetic to you,” Zelenskiy’s office said in a statement after the two leaders spoke by phone. </p> <p>“We have no doubt that Great Britain’s support will be preserved, but your personal leadership and charisma made it special.”</p> <p>Johnson twice visited Kyiv after Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion. </p> <p>Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba described him as a “true friend of Ukraine” in comments sent to Reuters by his ministry. </p> <p>“He (Johnson) was among the first world leaders who not only unequivocally condemned Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, but also took a number of crucial decisions to help Ukraine defend itself and ultimately win this war in the future,” Kuleba said. </p> </div>