Ukraine can count on the UK’s support, James Cleverly told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his second visit to Kyiv.
The meeting in the war-torn nation’s capital came amid signs the expected Ukrainian counter-offensive against the Russian invasion may have started.
The Foreign Secretary met Mr Zelensky as well as foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba to discuss how the UK can continue to best support Ukraine, from the battlefield to banking guarantees, according to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
The UK is preparing to host a conference focused on Ukraine’s economic recovery in London later in June.
In a video posted to Mr Zelensky’s Facebook page, Mr Cleverly is heard saying that the UK “will continue backing you and your country until you are victorious”.
The Ukrainian president thanks the UK for the “big support” it has given his country.
He wrote on Facebook: “During the meeting, we discussed important topical issues: Ukraine’s expectations from the Nato Summit in Vilnius, promotion of the Ukrainian peace formula and preparation of the global summit on its implementation, as well as the London international conference on the reconstruction of Ukraine.
“We are very grateful for the support that the UK has provided and continues to provide to Ukraine.”