Boris Johnson promises Zelensky 'new Marshall plan for Ukraine' by the West
'There will be a new Marshall Plan for Ukraine. The West will form this support package' Ukraine President Zelensky said
'The British Prime Minister said this today. A man of his word, a sincere friend of Ukraine,' he added
Marshall Plan was an endeavour to rebuild Western Europe soon after World War II in an attempt to stave off Communist dominance
In a video released on Telegram on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for agreeing to a new "Marshall Plan" for Ukraine, indicating that the West will back the plan.
“There will be a new Marshall Plan for Ukraine. The West will form this support package. The British Prime Minister said this today. A man of his word, a sincere friend of Ukraine,” Zelensky said.
According to the US Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute, the Marshall Plan was an endeavour to rebuild Western Europe soon after World War II in an attempt to stave off Communist dominance.
“We are already expecting tough decisions from the European Union. Sanctions. Against Russia. For this war. For this aggression, which its authors will regret. They will. For sure. That is why it is so important that the Russian leadership realizes that the world will follow the example of the United States, Great Britain, the European Union, Canada, Australia, Japan and other free countries. So, the world cannot be fooled. Sanctions cannot be avoided," Zelensky added.
The Ukrainian president also expressed gratitude to the United Kingdom for proposing to phase out Russian oil and oil products imports by the end of 2022. Zelensky's remarks come just hours after he delivered a video address to the British Parliament.
"I am grateful to those Russians who support us, take to the streets and fight," Zelensky said, adding, "They are fighting daily for us and for themselves. Because they are fighting for peace.”
"The war must end. We need to sit down at the negotiating table — honest, substantive, in the interests of the people, not obsolete murderous ambitions,” Zelensky said.