President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Boris Johnson

13 January 2022 - 22:59

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

Against the background of the current security challenges, the President spoke about the situation around Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized the steps being taken to achieve peace within the existing negotiation formats.

The President of Ukraine informed the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom about the measures taken by the Ukrainian side to intensify the negotiation process within the Normandy format. The President also informed of Ukraine's peaceful initiatives, including the mutual release of detainees.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Boris Johnson for the continued support of the United Kingdom for the sovereignty, territorial integrity of Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of our state.

"Your position is clear, understandable and unchanging. And this is exactly the position the Ukrainian people expect from our partners," the President of Ukraine stressed.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted the importance of practical assistance provided by the United Kingdom to Ukraine and stressed that this is a clear manifestation of effective support in the field of security.

Noting the role of friends and partners of our state in resolving the situation and preventing the escalation of Russian aggression, the President stressed that no decisions regarding Ukraine should be made without Ukraine.

The President stated that the position of Western countries in the dialogue with the Russian Federation should remain firm and decisive; it is necessary to be ready for the immediate introduction of a preventive package of sanctions against Russia in order to counter the Kremlin's aggressive intentions.

The interlocutors noted the commonality of assessments regarding the Nord Stream 2 project, which is used as an energy weapon.

The President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom exchanged views on further political contacts at the highest level.