Boris Johnson plans last visit to Zelensky
Ukrainian president's 'biggest patron' wants to say goodbye to him in person
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is 'planning one last trip to Kyiv to visit Volodymyr Zelensky before he leaves 10 Downing Street in September. In a telephone conversation with Zelensky on Friday, the British politician stressed the UK's “endless determination” to support Ukraine.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly planning a third trip to Ukraine before he leaves office to say goodbye to President Zelensky.
As the Daily Mail recalls, Boris Johnson is known as a “staunch supporter” of Ukraine and has earned its approval.
On Friday, Johnson had a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian ally Volodymyr Zelensky, who told the British prime minister that he had looked his last speech in Parliament last week and endorsed his farewell comment: “Hasta la vista, baby”.
According to one insider, Boris Johnson “feels the burden of responsibility for being [Zelensky’s] biggest backer. He can't just walk away and not make sure the world has his back. He hopes to see him again before he leaves office.”
The prime minister's spokesman declined to comment on “hypothetical trips to Ukraine” when asked about it on Thursday. Meanwhile, the other day Boris Johnson was spotted visiting Ukrainian troops who are being trained by British soldiers in North Yorkshire.
Speaking to Zelensky on Friday, Johnson said British support “will not waver” no matter who becomes Britain's next leader.
The prime minister also welcomed the news of the Ukrainian grain deal, hoping that the agreement would help avoid a global food crisis.
According to a Downing Street spokesman, “President Zelensky thanked the Prime Minister for his strong support for Ukraine and for the kind words in his latest address to Parliament. The Prime Minister spoke about the recent steps taken by the UK to increase the resistance to Ukraine, including the training of thousands of Ukrainian troops in the UK. The UK is working to scale up these training activities, including by bringing in international partners. President Zelensky said that the military support provided by the UK and other countries really makes a difference in the conflict.”
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