Zelensky, Johnson hold phone talk: NATO, Donbas, Nord Stream 2 discussed

Source : 112 Ukraine

Zelensky confirmed the invitation for Johnson to visit Ukraine on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine
15:32, 14 June 2021

Volodymyr Zelensky
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky before the NATO summit held a phone talk with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Zelensky and Johnson discussed the Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, Donbas, and Nord Stream 2 as the President’s Office reported.

“President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson. The conversation took place after the G7 summit held on June 11-13 under the chair of the United Kingdom, and on the eve of the NATO summit, which begins today,” the message said.

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The key attention was paid to the issues of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration, in particular in the context of the NATO summit. Thus, Zelensky stated the importance of the clear prospect of the membership in the Alliance for Ukraine that follows the reforms in terms of difficult security challenges.

Zelensky also told to Johnson about the security situation at the east and near the borders of Ukraine and reported that the complete withdrawal of the Russian forces did not take place that is why the level of the military threat remains high for Ukraine.

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Due to this, the president noted the importance of cooperation with the UK in the sphere of the development of defense capabilities and strengthening the Ukrainian fleet.

Zelensky also drew the attention of the British PM to the danger of the launch of the Russian gas pipeline and noted that its exploitation is unacceptable.

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The President’s Office also stated that Zelensky confirmed the invitation for Johnson to visit Ukraine for participation at the inauguration summit of the Crimean Platform in Kyiv and events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine.

As we reported, the NATO summit will take place today, on June 14, in Brussels. It is expected that the decision will be made on the development of the new strategic policy of the Alliance.

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