UK stands ready to help defend Ukraine against any further Russian aggression - May

23:59, 19 April 2017
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British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Downing Street on Wednesday, saying Britain was “ready to support” Ukraine which is under threat from Russia, according to The Sun.

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Prime Minister May also vowed to push for further sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Sun reports.

Yesterday Moscow’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov warned that UK's relationship with Russia was at an all-time low.

Meanwhile, more than 800 UK troops have been deployed to Eastern Europe – along with tanks and heavy armor – to defend against Russian aggression.

Read alsoPoroshenko to May: GB one of Ukraine's most valuable, reliable partnersAccording to the Ukrainian president's press service, during the meeting, Poroshenko and May have, inter alia, discussed the expansion of security cooperation.

"The Prime Minister offered participation of Great Britain in a whole range of reforms. I think, cooperation in the elaboration and implementation of legislation regarding financial investigation service may be efficient,” Poroshenko said.

Among other things, the parties touched upon the issue of visa liberalization for Ukrainian citizens,” the Ukrainian president said.

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