During an official visit to the State of Qatar, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson.
The Head of State informed the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom about the aggravation of the situation in Donbas, the increase of the Russian military contingent near the Ukrainian-Russian border and Russia's attempts to disrupt the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
"Russia's recent actions pose a serious challenge to the security of Ukraine, NATO member states and the whole of Europe," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, urging Great Britain, along with other Allies, to strengthen its presence in the region and increase sanctions pressure on Russia.
The President of Ukraine thanked his interlocutor for the continued support of the United Kingdom for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
"We feel that Ukraine is not alone. We are supported by the G7 countries,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Particular attention was paid to the implementation of the agreements reached in this regard during the visit of the President of Ukraine to the United Kingdom on October 8-9, 2020, in particular the development of the Ukrainian Navy.
The leaders of Ukraine and the United Kingdom coordinated actions on the implementation of the Euro-Atlantic course of our country. Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that obtaining the NATO Membership Action Plan was Ukraine's top priority today.
"Obtaining the NATO Membership Action Plan would help strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The leaders discussed the schedule of bilateral political dialogue for the current year. The President of Ukraine invited Boris Johnson to take part in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform, which will take place in Kyiv on August 23, 2021.