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Ukraine's Zelenskyy congratulates Starmer on UK election victory, "looks forward working closely together"

5 July, 2024 Friday
14:15

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has congratulated Labour leader Keir Starmer on his victory in the UK parliamentary elections and wished him success

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"Congratulations to Keir Starmer and the UK Labor Party on their convincing election victory.Ukraine and the United Kingdom have been and will continue to be reliable allies through thick and thin. We will continue to defend and advance our common values of life, freedom, and a rules-based international order," Zelenskyy said.

He expressed hope that cooperation with the new British government would help restore international peace and security.

"I wish the incoming government every success both in domestic affairs and in solidifying the UK’s leadership on the world stage. I look forward to working closely together on strengthening the Ukraine-UK partnership and restoring international peace and security," the president summarized.

  • In the early elections in the UK on July 4, Labor convincingly defeated the Conservative Party, which had been in power since 2010.
  • Incumbent Prime Minister Rishi Sunak conceded defeat in the UK parliamentary elections and congratulated Labour leader Keir Starmer on his victory before the official results were announced.
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