Kiev, April 6 Ukrainian President Zelensky said on the phone with British Prime Minister Johnson on the 5th that the situation in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine was deteriorating, and he urged Britain and other allies to increase their presence in the region.
The Office of the President of Ukraine announced on the 5th that Zelensky had exchanges with Johnson on the same day on the situation in the Donbas region and Russia’s recent increase in the Ukrainian-Russian border area.
Zelensky said that joining NATO’s “Action Plan of Member States” is a priority for Ukraine, which will strengthen Ukraine’s defense.
According to British media, the British Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement on the 5th that Johnson reiterated Britain’s position in support of Ukraine to safeguard its territory and sovereignty integrity on the phone, and affirmed the way and position of Ukraine in dealing with tensions.
The situation in eastern Ukraine has recently become tense again. On March 30, the Ukrainian side said that Russia’s army gathering in the border area between Ukraine and Russia posed a serious threat to the national security of Ukraine.
Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said on the 5th that Russia does not pose a threat to any country, but “has always attached great importance to its own security”.
The Russian army determines the way and place of movement within Russia according to its own needs, and “should not cause any concern”.