«United Kingdom will show continued support for Ukraine», – said Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson during talks with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin. The head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office also stressed that one of his first foreign visits is paid to Kyiv as the special manifestation of London’s attention to Ukraine.
The question of efforts of Ukraine, Great Britain and the entire civilized world to counter Russian military aggression against Ukraine had an important place during the negotiations. Boris Johnson said that Great Britain will continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. He noted the importance of further pressure on Russia, including through sanctions, to implement the Minsk agreements and stop Russian aggression.
Boris Johnson assured that the UK’s practical assistance to Ukraine will be continued in conducting systemic reforms, particularly in fight against corruption, in judiciary and tax service. Pavlo Klimkin and Boris Johnson agreed that in the near future a UK strategic communications advisor will join the team of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry within the framework of reforming the diplomatic service of Ukraine and capacity building of the MFA of Ukraine in the field of public diplomacy.