Posted on 12/17/2021 14:54
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Downing Street reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Gelensky that the United Kingdom would use “all its diplomatic and economic powers” to prevent any Russian aggression against Ukraine.
During a telephone conversation, Johnson reiterated British support for Ukraine and reassured Gelensky that the United Kingdom would “use all its diplomatic and economic forces with its allies to prevent any Russian aggression against Ukraine.” Street, the headquarters of the administration in London.
In this way, the United Kingdom also seems to reject the military option, which has already been rejected by US President Joe Biden.
In the conversation, Johnson and Zhelensky acknowledged the importance of the “ongoing dialogue, including Russia,” and noted the importance of Ukraine and European countries “reducing their dependence on Russian gas, and the need to develop green and diversified energy sources.”
A few weeks ago, Washington, the European Union and Kiev accused Moscow of making preparations for the occupation of Ukraine, which the Kremlin denies.
The phone call between Johnson and Zhelensky comes just days after a conversation between the British Prime Minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On Monday, Johnson called on Putin to “ease tensions” and reiterated the British warning that any Russian military intervention would represent a “strategic error” that would have serious “consequences.”
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