UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in Kyiv to meet Ukrainian President Zelensky, discuss defense and security issues

Kyiv: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday (June 17, 2022) to discuss defense and security issues, the presidential press service said. In particular, Zelensky and Johnson discussed in detail the current situation on the frontlines in Ukraine’s east and south, as well as arms supplies. Zelensky told reporters […]
 


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in Kyiv to meet Ukrainian President Zelensky, discuss defense and security issues

Kyiv: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday (June 17, 2022) to discuss defense and security issues, the presidential press service said. In particular, Zelensky and Johnson discussed in detail the current situation on the frontlines in Ukraine’s east and south, as well as arms supplies.

Zelensky told reporters after the conversation, “We talked about the need to increase the supply of heavy weapons. The main thing today is to provide air defense even for Ukraine. We have started moving in this direction.”

For his part, Johnson said his country is ready to continue providing weapons to Ukraine and conducting military training for its use.

In addition, the parties have discussed security guarantees for Ukraine and efforts to clear Ukrainian territory from landmines.

 

Other major topics of conversation were financial and economic aid to Kyiv, the blockade of Ukrainian ports, as well as efforts to address the energy crisis in Ukraine.

Johnson arrived in Kyiv earlier in the day for his second visit since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Earlier, the British Prime Minister had visited the Ukrainian capital on 9 April.