JUST IN: Ukraine president, Zelensky reacts to Boris Johnson’s resignation
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has reacted to the resignation of Boris Johnson as the leader of the Conservative Party.
Johnson is also expected to step down from his position as the British Prime minister today.
Reacting to the development, Zelensky said his government and the people of Ukraine are saddened by Boris departure.
The leader of the war ravaged Ukraine expressed his sympathy during a telephone call with Johnson, kyiv said on Thursday.
“We all welcome this news with sadness. Not only me, but also all of Ukrainian society which sympathises with you a lot,” the presidency quoted Zelensky as saying, reiterating how grateful Ukrainians were for the British prime minister’s support since the Russian invasion.
Johnson has been seen as one of Ukraine’s most vocal and fervent supporters in the West.
“We don’t doubt that Great Britain’s support will continue, but your personal leadership and your charisma made it special,” said Zelensky.
The two leaders also discussed military and political cooperation between the two countries and negotiations designed to unblock grain exports from Ukrainian ports, Kyiv added.