5 May 2022 20:00

Johnson, Zelensky discuss possible provision of 'longer-range weaponry' to Ukraine

LONDON. May 5 (Interfax) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have discussed the situation in Ukraine over the phone, in particular, the possibility of further arms supplies to Kyiv, the British government said on Thursday.

"The leaders discussed developments on the battlefield and the Ukrainian armed forces' requirements, including the provision of longer-range weaponry to prevent the bombardment of civilians," the British government said in a statement published on its website following the phone conversation. The statement did not specify what kind of weapons they might be talking about.

Johnson and Zelensky agreed to speak by telephone again in the next few days.