NewsEuropekyiv declares Boris Johnson an Honorary Citizen for his support of the Ukrainian cause in the war with Russia

kyiv declares Boris Johnson an Honorary Citizen for his support of the Ukrainian cause in the war with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky and former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. – UKRAINE PRESIDENCY / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACT PHOTO

The kyiv City Council has granted this Thursday to the former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson the title of Honorary Citizen of the capital for his role in the war with Russia, since he would have done “everything possible” to guarantee the support of London and the rest of the international community to the Ukrainian cause.

This has been announced by the mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, who has described Johnson as “a great friend of Ukraine”, recalling in turn the “repeated” occasions in which he visited the capital of the country, “both in times of peace as in the most dramatic moments” of the war.

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“Johnson has done and I am sure he will continue to do everything possible to ensure that the United Kingdom and world leaders provide Ukraine with the necessary assistance. Thank you for the support!” Klitschko acknowledged.

The mayor of the Ukrainian capital has concluded his message by inviting Johnson back to the city to be able to present him with this “honorable” distinction, as can be read on his Telegram account.

During the war, Johnson made a habit of traveling to the Ukrainian capital to show his support for the local authorities and especially for President Volodomir Zelenski, especially in the last moments of his troubled term, which for many was a way to escape criticism.

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This week, Johnson made headlines again after he criticized several European partners, such as France, Germany and Italy, for the supposed position they would have adopted at the beginning of the Russian aggression.

Thus, he assured that at a given moment Germany considered an attack by Moscow “better” so that “everything would end quickly and Ukraine would surrender”, while France reproached them for ignoring their alerts about a Russian invasion and Italy for saying they could not support London’s position on the “massive” dependence on Russian hydrocarbons.

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Statements that were rejected by those involved, including Germany, which with some irony described Johnson as a “joker” who “has always had his own relationship with the truth.”


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