President of Ukraine

President discusses security situation concerning Ukraine with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

17 December 2021 - 18:09

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson.

The President briefed Johnson on the security situation concerning Ukraine and recent initiatives of our state regarding peaceful settlement of this situation, in particular within the Trilateral Contact Group. Zelenskyy and Johnson exchanged views on further steps of Ukraine's international partners to de-escalate the situation and reach a peaceful settlement in Donbas.

Johnson reaffirmed the strong and unwavering support of the United Kingdom for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.

Zelenskyy thanked the Prime Minister for his solidarity with Ukraine and his diplomatic efforts to prevent further Russian aggression against our state.

"We appreciate the leadership of the United Kingdom, in particular as part of its G7 presidency, in the formation of a single coordinated response of Western partners to the actions of Russia," the President said.

The two leaders discussed energy security. They expressed a common position on the inadmissibility of using the Nord Stream 2 project as a weapon.

When discussing Ukraine's cooperation with NATO, the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom stated a common approach that no third country can block Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration.

Zelenskyy and Johnson praised the bilateral cooperation on the development of our country's defense capabilities and the strengthening of the Ukrainian fleet.

They noted a significant increase in bilateral trade since the entry into force of the Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement between Ukraine and the United Kingdom, as well as prospects for major infrastructure projects.

Zelenskyy and Johnson exchanged views on further steps and political dialogue at the highest level. The President renewed his invitation to Johnson to visit Ukraine next year.