British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday he was convinced Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation would not affect Britain’s support for Ukraine. He stressed the existence of a consensus among the parties on this issue.

Asked if Johnson’s resignation announced on Thursday would harm Ukraine’s support, Wallace replied: “I don’t think there is any danger.” He added that both the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, understand that British support is enduring and not limited to one person.

“While the prime minister would be very sad to leave office, he led Ukraine as he led (the country) through Covid and Brexit of course, and I think a lot of people appreciate that. But the entire political system supports what we do in Ukraine, I don’t expect,” Wallace said. to end at all.

He stressed that the government had always been looking for a cross-party consensus on support for Ukraine, including arms transfers and military training.

“I was very fortunate that in our policy towards Ukraine I was supported by everyone: the SNP (Scottish National Party), the leader of the Labor Party, the Labor Party and the Liberal Democrats. He did not speak to them, because we agree it is important to continue efforts for Ukraine as it tries to defend Ukraine,” Wallace said. itself against this terrible illegal invasion (of Russia)”.

He also said that in light of the growing threats, the next prime minister should make a decision to invest in the British armed forces.

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Wallace has not yet decided whether to run as the new leader of the Conservative Party, although, according to opinion polls, he has the most support among its members.

From London Bartłomiej Niedziński (PAP)

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