Ukrainian president meets with British defense minister

Ukrainian president meets with British defense minister

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with UK Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace, who is on a working visit to Kyiv with his team.

The head of state announced this on Telegram, publishing a video from the meeting, Ukrinform reports.

Zelensky thanked Wallace for the visit and expressed gratitude to Britain, its government and Prime Minister Boris Johnson for helping Ukraine. He stressed that during the full-scale war, the United Kingdom demonstrated that it is a true friend and partner of Ukraine.

He noted that he often communicates with the British PM. According to Zelensky, the same warm contact is taking place at the level of ministers, as well as at the level of the Ukrainian president's chief of staff and the British side.

"I am grateful for true joint work. These words always turn to action, which is very important. Weapons, finances, sanctions are three things in which the United Kingdom has consistently shown its leadership in support of Ukraine," Zelensky said.

Wallace, in turn, said that Ukraine is able to drive Russian troops out of the eastern regions. Wallace also noted that the Russian fascist regime is on the verge of collapse, particularly in terms of military power.

Wallace said that Britain will continue to support Ukraine.

During the meeting, Zelensky presented Wallace with a military stamp "Russian Warship… DONE."

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops are shelling and destroying critical infrastructure and residential areas of Ukrainian cities, towns and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers, and ballistic missiles.

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