After Britain left the EU, its cooperation with Ukraine will become more intensive, as Boris Johnson, British Foreign Minister, said at the conference on Ukraine’s reforms in Copenhagen on June 27, 112 Ukraine reports.
“We have expressed ourselves accurately from the very beginning: we believe that the exit from the EU will give Britain the opportunity to become closer to the rest of the world, than earlier. I would like to emphasize that we are leaving the EU, not Europe, our friendship, our partnership with Ukraine will certainly become more intensive,” he stressed.
According to Johnson, such relations will be developed towards a long-term perspective.
“It is significant to see that our Ukrainian friends are moving forward in terms of these reforms, which are crucial for their future,” he noted.
As it was reported earlier, on June 23, 2016, the British voted for exiting the EU. 52% of the voters voted in favor of this move. This is one of many instances when Russian interference is believed to have swayed the vote. Among others - the U.S. presidential election.
On June 12, 2018, the Lower Chamber of the British Parliament (the House of Commons) voted for adoption of the plan of country’s exiting the EU. Later, Queen Elizabeth II supported the plan.