President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom Ben Wallace, who is in Kyiv on a working visit.
The President thanked the Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom for the effective support for Ukraine by the British government in our fight against Russian aggression. Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that Great Britain is a true friend of Ukraine. This was especially evident after the beginning of Russia's unprovoked brutal aggression against our state.
"The war has shown who our real friends and partners are. Not only strategic, but also those effective today. One of such friends is the United Kingdom," said the President.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed Ben Wallace about the urgent needs of Ukraine's defense forces in terms of heavy weapons.
The Head of State stressed: “Today the key priority for us is to quickly obtain heavy weapons. This is important in order to defeat the Russian aggressor, to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine."
During the meeting, the issues of security guarantees for our state were discussed separately. An exchange of views took place on possible ways to unblock Ukrainian ports to prevent a global food crisis.
For his part, Ben Wallace assured Volodymyr Zelenskyy of continuing defense support for Ukraine and stressed the importance of restoring the territorial integrity of our state.