UK and Ukraine sign post-Brexit cooperation agreement
Friday, 09 October 2020
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The United Kingdom and Ukraine signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement on Thursday that will replace the current EU-Ukraine partnership for the UK, post-Brexit.
The political and economic cooperation agreement was signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in London and reaffirms that both countries will “work together to counter Russia’s malicious influence” in Eastern Europe.
Downing Street stated the agreement “lays the foundations for a deeper relationship in areas such as trade, defence and political cooperation”.
“The UK is Ukraine’s most fervent supporter,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted following the signing. “Our message is clear – we are utterly committed to upholding Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
The UK is Ukraine’s most fervent supporter.
Whether it’s our defence support, stabilisation efforts, humanitarian assistance or close cooperation on political issues, our message is clear – we are utterly committed to upholding Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. https://t.co/dkwoCY7QK2