UK defense secretary arrives in Kyiv, meets with Zelensky

10 June, 05:50 PM
UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace (Photo:REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)

UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace (Photo:REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)

UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has arrived in Kyiv and has already met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the president said in a Telegram post on June 10.

“I’m grateful to (the United Kingdom), its government, and PM (Boris Johnson),” said Zelensky.

“War brings clarity to who are our true friends and partners; and I think (the United Kingdom) is exactly that.”

The president said that he is in constant communication with UK PM Boris Johnson – and that the Ukrainian and UK governments are constantly in touch as well.

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In turn, Wallace said he can see that Ukraine is capable of driving the Russians out of Donbas.

“I see a lot in common between our (countries’) histories; first of all – opposing a much greater fascist force,” said Wallace.

“We can see now that Ukraine can push Russia out of Donbas; we can see that (Russian) regime is nearing collapse – at least in its military might; they are on the brink of exhaustion.”

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