Theresa May congratulates Volodymyr Zelensky on victory in presidential elections

Theresa May congratulates Volodymyr Zelensky on victory in presidential elections

British Prime Minister Theresa May during a telephone conversation with Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky stressed the need to work together to deter Russian aggression.

"May congratulated Zelensky on his success in Ukraine’s presidential elections. She reiterated support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and Britain’s desire to expand significant cooperation on defense and security issues," a Downing Street spokesperson said in a press release.

The prime minister stressed the importance of both countries working together alongside the international community to deter Russian aggression.

"May assured Zelensky of the UK’s support for his upcoming presidency and Ukraine’s democratic future, and the UK’s willingness to continue and increase our already deep partnership across a range of areas," the statement reads.

May invited President-elect Zelensky to visit the UK at the earliest opportunity and they agreed to remain in close touch.


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