Truss promised to call Zelensky first if elected prime minister
Truss intends to immediately promise Zelensky to win the “battle for the future” if she is elected British Prime Minister. She assured that London will stand out in the world and will “restrain authoritarian leaders” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/800xH/media/img/8/49/756590527700498.webp 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/8/49/756590527700498.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " >
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If British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is elected Prime Minister, the first call in this post will be made to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky with an expression of support. Truss stated this in an article for The Daily Telegraph.
“My message to him will be very clear: the UK will do everything it can to help Ukraine win the battle for its future,”— she wrote.
Truss promised to work closely with London's allies to fully provide Kyiv with the necessary weapons and equipment, also assuring that she intends to impose new sanctions against Russia. According to her, she would coordinate “significant international efforts towards the reconstruction of Ukraine through the new Marshall Plan.”
“As Prime Minister, I will make the UK stand out on the world stage. We will deter authoritarian leaders and potential aggressors with the boldness of our convictions. Together we will triumph in a new era of freedom, sovereignty and self-determination,” — Truss stressed.
Truss, along with former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, advanced to the final round of parliamentary elections— members of the Conservative Party. The winner will become the head of the Tories and the new Prime Minister of Great Britain. The name of the new prime minister will be announced on September 5.
Both candidates declared their intention to continue providing Ukraine with military-technical assistance without the kingdom's direct intervention in the conflict. Truss noted that Ukraine is not part of NATO, is not subject to collective defense provisions, and therefore it would be “wrong to directly deploy British troops and resources.” in the region to protect grain supplies. At the same time, she pointed out that London was the first to send weapons to Kyiv and supported the toughest sanctions against Moscow.
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According to the minister, the UK should achieve Russia's defeat in Ukraine. “We need a prime minister with experience who will begin to pursue his course from day one, aimed both at defeating [Russian President Vladimir] Putin in Ukraine and at developing the economy,” & mdash; stressed the head of the British Foreign Office.
Truss noted that Western countries should make sure that “Russia will be ousted from Ukraine.” The West should also strengthen the negotiating position of the Ukrainian authorities by supporting them in negotiations with Russia, she said.
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Politician, President of Ukraine
January 25, 1978
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