White House: Johnson’s resignation will not change anything in NATO support for Ukraine

White House press secretary Karen-Jean-Pierre said on Thursday that the resignation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not affect the further work of NATO in support of Ukraine.

“Our alliance with the United Kingdom remains strong,” said Jean-Pierre. “Did the historic NATO summit in Madrid agree to continue to support Ukraine? That will not change.”

Boris Johnson, who replaced Theresa May in 2019, announced on Thursday that he is stepping down as prime minister and head of the British Conservative Party and will remain in office until a new prime minister is appointed.

This, and opinion polls, show that more than half of Britons oppose Johnson’s continued premiership.

Russia had previously sent a note to NATO countries over arms shipments to Ukraine, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicated that any arms shipment to Ukraine would be a legitimate target for Russia.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that NATO countries are “playing with fire” by supplying weapons to Ukraine, and Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov pointed out that the West’s infusion of weapons into Ukraine is not conducive to the success of Russia-Ukraine negotiations and will have a negative effect.

Source: RIA Novosti

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