On Visit to Kyiv, UK Foreign Secretary Says Russia's Hopes of Waiting the War Out Are Vain

Thursday, 16 November 2023

Newly appointed UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron has emphasised during his visit to Kyiv that support for Ukraine in the war unleashed by Russia will continue.

As reported by UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Cameron said the Russian authorities will not be able to "wait this war out" until the West loses interest in Ukraine.

"Russia thinks it can wait this war out, and that the West will eventually turn its attention elsewhere. This could not be further from the truth. In my first discussions with President Zelenskyy in my new role, I made clear that the UK and our partners will support Ukraine and its people for as long as it takes for them to achieve victory," Cameron said.

Cameron noted that in the past three months, Ukraine has managed to push Russia back in the Black Sea and open vital maritime trade routes for the Ukrainian economy and world food supplies.

During the visit, Cameron also discussed Ukraine's NATO aspirations with Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna and spoke with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal about plans for Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction.

The UK Foreign Secretary also visited Unit City, an innovation and technology hub, where he met with young entrepreneurs.

Cameron travelled to Ukraine for his first working visit abroad in his post and met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

At the meeting, Cameron assured Zelenskyy that the UK will work to maintain focus on Ukraine. 

During the visit, Cameron also met with Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister.

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