Truss Calls Zelensky, Declares ‘Full Backing’ For Ukraine – Spokeswoman

  Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday pledged her full backing to Ukraine in a call to President Volodymyr Zelensky, shortly after taking … Continue reading Truss Calls Zelensky, Declares ‘Full Backing’ For Ukraine – Spokeswoman


New Conservative Party leader and new prime minister Liz Truss waves as she leaves the Conservative Party Headquarters in central London having been announced the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest at an event in central London on September 5, 2022. – Truss is the UK’s third female prime minister following Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher. The 47-year-old has consistently enjoyed overwhelming support over 42-year-old Sunak in polling of the estimated 200,000 Tory members who were eligible to vote. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP)
New Conservative Party leader and incoming prime minister Liz Truss waves as she leaves the Conservative Party Headquarters in central London having been announced the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest at an event in central London on September 5, 2022. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP)

 

Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday pledged her full backing to Ukraine in a call to President Volodymyr Zelensky, shortly after taking office.

“In her first call with a counterpart since becoming Prime Minister, she reiterated to the Ukrainian leader that he had her full backing, and Ukraine could depend on the UK’s assistance for the long term,” a spokeswoman said.

They also discussed “the need to strengthen global security and the measures necessary to cut off the funds fuelling (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s war machine,” the spokeswoman said.

“The leaders deplored Putin’s attempts to weaponise energy, and the Prime Minister said it was vital Russia’s blackmail did not deter the West from ensuring Putin fails.”

Britain has been a staunch ally of Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion on February 24.

London has funnelled military hardware, funding and training resources to Kyiv’s embattled forces, now waging battles in the nation’s south and east.