British Prime Minister Johnson promised Zelensky to continue providing military assistance to Ukraine.
The UK will continue to provide Ukraine with military assistance, Downing Street said following a conversation between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Prime Minister briefed President Zelensky on the new UK sanctions that came into effect last week and said the UK would continue to provide Ukraine with self-defense assets, including armored vehicles, in the coming days.
Johnson also said he would continue to work closely with allies and partners to “ensure that Ukraine can defend its sovereignty in the coming weeks and months.“
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” According to him, it is planned to carry out the “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.” According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, as of March 25, the Armed Forces have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal of the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbas.
At present, the strategically important regional center of Volnovakha, south of Donetsk, has been liberated in the DPR, and battles are underway for the final liberation of Mariupol, the largest city and industrial center on the coast of the Sea of Azov. In the LNR, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense statement on March 25, 93% of the territory of the former Lugansk region was taken under control. The cities of Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, and several other settlements of this agglomeration remain under the authority of Kyiv.