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Ukraine President Zelenskyy meets Johnson on defense, security issues

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to discuss defense and security issues, the presidential press service said

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (right) and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Kyiv. (Photo: AP/PTI)
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (right) and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Kyiv. (Photo: AP/PTI)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with visiting British Prime Minister on Friday to discuss defense and security issues, the presidential press service said.

In particular, Zelenskyy and Johnson discussed in detail the current situation on the frontline in the east and the south of as well as the supplies of weapons.

"We talked about the need to increase the supply of heavy weapons. The main thing today is to provide air defense for as well. We started to move in this direction," Zelenskyy told reporters after the talks.

For his part, Johnson said that his country stands ready to continue providing weapons to and organizing military training for its use.

Besides, the parties have discussed security guarantees for Ukraine and the efforts to clear the Ukrainian territory from landmines.

Other key topics of the conversation were financial and economic support for Kyiv, the blockade of Ukrainian ports, as well as efforts to address the energy crisis in Ukraine.

Johnson arrived in Kyiv earlier in the day for his second visit since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Previously, the British prime minister visited the Ukrainian capital on April 9.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, June 18 2022. 11:17 IST
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