Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday pledged full support to Ukraine in a call to President Volodymyr Zelensky shortly after taking office.
“In his first meeting with his counterpart since becoming prime minister, he reiterated to the Ukrainian leader that he has his full support and that Ukraine can depend on Britain’s aid for a long time,” a spokesman said.
They also “discussed the need to strengthen global security and the measures needed to reduce funding (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s war machine,” the spokesman said.
“The leaders denounced Putin’s efforts to weaponize energy, and the prime minister said it was important that Russia’s blackmail does not prevent the West from failing Putin.”
Britain has been a staunch ally of Ukraine since Russia launched an offensive on 24 February.
London has provided military hardware, funding and training resources to Kyiv’s beleaguered forces, who are now fighting in the south and east of the country.
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