BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to discuss defense and security issues.
In particular, they discussed in detail the current situation on the frontline in the east and the south of Ukraine as well as the supplies of weapons.
Johnson said that his country stands ready to continue providing weapons to Ukraine and organizing military training for its use.
Besides, the parties have discussed security guarantees for Ukraine and the efforts to clear the Ukrainian territory from landmines.
Other key topics of the conversation were financial and economic support for Kiev, the blockade of Ukrainian ports, as well as efforts to address the energy crisis in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Zelensky on Friday welcomed the positive assessment of the European Commission on granting Ukraine European Union (EU) candidate status.
He tweeted "I commend the positive European Commission Conclusion on Ukraine's candidate status. It's the first step on the EU membership path that'll certainly bring our victory closer." #GLOBALink
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