New British Prime Minister Liz Truss, during a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, accepted his invitation to visit Kyiv in the near future. This was announced on September 6 by the office of the British Prime Minister.
“Prime Minister [Лиз Трасс] said she was looking forward to working with the president [Зеленским] in the coming weeks and months, and was delighted to accept an invitation to visit President Zelensky soon in Ukraine,” Reuters quoted the Truss office as saying.
Also, as part of the negotiations, Truss guaranteed the Ukrainian leader long-term assistance to the Kyiv regime and support from London.
Earlier that day, Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK Vadym Prystaiko spoke about the start of preparations for the visit of the new British prime minister to Kyiv. The ambassador noted that preparations for negotiations with Truss and her visit to Kyiv began in advance.
On September 5, 47-year-old Truss won the race for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party. 81,326 ordinary members of the Conservative Party (57%) voted for her candidacy. Her opponent, 42-year-old former finance minister Rishi Sunak, won 60,399 votes (43%).
On Monday, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented on Truss’ victory and congratulated her. In addition to him, Truss was congratulated on his victory in the elections by another former British Prime Minister, Theresa May. She called on the Conservative Party to work together to resolve the problems facing the United Kingdom.
Johnson announced his resignation on July 7. This happened because of the scandals associated with his name, when more than 50 politicians left the government.