President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Boris Johnson discussed Euro-Atlantic integration and development of strategic partnership between Ukraine and Great Britain

14 June 2021 - 13:36

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

The conversation took place after the G7 summit held on June 11-13 under the presidency of the United Kingdom, and on the eve of the NATO summit, which begins today.

The interlocutors paid key attention to the issues of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration, in particular in the context of the NATO summit.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed the importance of a clear prospect of membership in the Alliance for Ukraine, which is moving towards reforms in the face of complex security challenges.

"We have done everything necessary to obtain a Membership Action Plan. It is time for our partners and allies in the Alliance to support Ukraine with concrete actions and decisions," the President said.

The President noted the important role of the British presidency in the G7 and thanked for the clear signals in support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine enshrined in the final communiqué of the G7 summit.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy also told Boris Johnson about the security situation in the east and near the borders of Ukraine. He stressed that the complete withdrawal of Russian troops has not taken place, and the level of military threat to our state remains high.

The President stressed the importance of further cooperation with the United Kingdom in the field of developing Ukraine's defense capabilities and strengthening the Ukrainian fleet.

In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy raised the issue of counteracting the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project, which is a security challenge for Ukraine, and stressed that its commissioning is unacceptable.

The interlocutors discussed the continuation of the dialogue at the highest level. Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the invitation to Boris Johnson to visit Ukraine to participate in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform in Kyiv and the events on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.