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Boris Johnson had a debriefing with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this morning.
A Downing Street spokeswoman said: “The Prime Minister spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this morning to take stock of progress and discussions held at the G7 and NATO last week.
“President Zelensky outlined the current situation in Ukraine and recent Russian advances, and the Prime Minister gave an update on the latest British military equipment, including 10 self-propelled artillery systems and vagrant ammunition, which would arrive within days. and the weeks to come.
“The prime minister said the world was behind Ukraine, and he believed that President Zelensky’s army could retake territory recently captured by Putin’s forces.
“On grain, leaders agreed on the importance of getting it out of Ukraine as soon as possible, and the Prime Minister said the UK continued to work closely with partners on the next steps. steps and stood ready to help in any way possible.
“The leaders also discussed the cases of Ukrainian fighters of British origin, who had been captured by Russian forces in recent weeks.
Speaking about yesterday’s recovery and reconstruction conference for Ukraine in Lugano, the Prime Minister said he welcomed Ukraine’s reconstruction plans and looked forward to the UK hosting the event. next year.
“The couple also discussed Eurovision 2023, and the Prime Minister said the UK had asked the EBU to consider Ukraine’s proposals for the event.”