Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday expressed his “unhappiness” on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement to step down from the highest position. “Not solely me, but additionally all of Ukrainian society which sympathises with you numerous,” the Ukrainian presidency quoted him as saying after Zelenskyy referred to as the outgoing UK PM.

The Ukrainian president additional stated the nation has little question about Britain’s continued help within the face of Russian invasion. “However your private management and your charisma made it particular,” Zelensky instructed Johnson over the telephone.

The 2 leaders additionally mentioned army and political cooperation between Ukraine and the UK, and negotiations designed to unblock grain exports from Ukrainian ports, the presidency added.

In addition to Zelenskyy, his aide Mykhaylo Podolyak thanked Johnson for supporting Ukraine within the “hardest occasions” following Russia’s invasion of the east-European nation. Posting a message on Twitter, Podolyak stated that the outgoing British PM referred to as a “spade a spade” because the starting of the warfare.

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“To be a frontrunner, to name Russia an evil and to take accountability within the hardest occasions. To be a frontrunner – to be the primary to reach in Kyiv, regardless of missile assaults. Thanks Boris Johnson for realising the specter of RF (Russian Federation) monster and all the time being on the forefront of supporting Ukraine,” Podolyak wrote on the micro-blogging website together with a video.

The presidential aide additional praised Johnson for “instantly” altering world politics to make them extra accountable and never contemplate the Russian offensive in Ukraine a “small battle”.

“Right now, we’ve got all the pieces we’d like for the efficient defence of the nation: weapons, partnership and coalition. And because of Johnson, we perceive that victory is an actual image of the long run in Ukraine… And that’s the reason, we’re extraordinarily grateful to Johnson for the chance to do our work successfully,” Podolyak stated within the video.

After months of a number of scandals plaguing his authorities, together with the lockdown get together, Johnson on Thursday introduced that he’ll step down after practically 50 senior lawmakers give up. Later, addressing the media and the British public outdoors 10 Downing Road, he stated that he’ll proceed to serve within the prime position till a brand new chief replaces him.

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Johnson resigned because the Conservative Get together chief and stated the timetable for the method of selecting the subsequent British prime minister might be introduced subsequent week. His tackle contained a particular message for Ukraine. “To the individuals of Ukraine, me and the UK will proceed to again your freedom for so long as it takes,” he stated.

From Brexit to main the West in standing as much as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, Johnson stated he’s “immensely proud” of his authorities’s achievements.

“In the previous couple of days, I attempted to steer my colleagues that it will be eccentric to vary governments once we’re delivering a lot and we’ve got such an unlimited mandate and once we’re really solely a handful of votes behind within the polls even in mid-term after fairly a number of months of fairly relentless sledging,” he added.

(With inputs from AFP, Reuters)

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