Ukraine saddened by Boris Johnson’s downfall, Zelensky claims — Analysis
As Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister submitted his resignation Thursday evening, Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s President, bid a fond farewell. Johnson’s departure has “saddened”Zelensky stated that all Ukrainians were included in his hope for Kiev and London to remain. “friends and strong allies”Following his departure.
“Friend Boris Johnson, all Ukrainians were saddened by the news of the resignation of the leader of the Conservative Party. For your support from the very beginning of the war we are deeply grateful. Special thanks for your leadership in defending the interests of Ukraine in the international arena,” Zelensky said in a social media post, sharing a photo with Johnson taken during the latter’s recent visit to Kiev.
“We have no doubt that the UK’s support will be preserved. We will forever remain true friends and strong allies,” Zelensky added.
Johnson has been one of Kiev’s most ardent supporters since Moscow launched its military operation in Ukraine in late February. While London had already been among Kiev’s top arms suppliers prior to the conflict, it greatly expanded weapons deliveries amid the hostilities, pledging nearly £2.3 billion in military aid to the country. In April, the UK’s PM was also one of the first Western leaders who visited Kiev.
Johnson, who served as Britain’s prime minister since July 2019, announced his resignation on Thursday as his government fell into complete disarray, with over 50 senior officials, including secretaries and ministers, leaving their posts. Johnson, who was Britain’s prime minister since July 2019, announced his resignation on Thursday. His government had fallen into complete disarray with over 50 senior officials including secretaries and ministers leaving their posts.
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