UK Defence Minister Meets Zelensky in Kyiv

UK Secretary of Defence Ben Wallace traveled to Ukraine, where he met with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, Zelensky said on June 10.

Zelensky posted a video of himself greeting Wallace, and his team sitting down with the British delegation.

According to a press report, Wallace said: “We see that Ukraine is able to oust Russia from the Donbass. We see that the regime is at the level of collapse in terms of military power. They are also on the verge of exhaustion.” Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful

Video transcript

BEN WALLACE: [INAUDIBLE] trendy. You have the most trendy defense--

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Of course, of course. And for me.

BEN WALLACE: You absolutely do.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Yes, yes, I know.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

How are you?

BEN WALLACE: And General Elvis.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Nice to meet you.

BEN WALLACE: My [INAUDIBLE] assistant Colonel [INAUDIBLE] so good to see and you're doing an amazing, amazing--

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: We do together.

BEN WALLACE: Yeah, well, I know you, Mr President, and your people are [INAUDIBLE].

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: People [INAUDIBLE]

BEN WALLACE: Yeah, yeah, that's the dividing line between us and the Russians.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

BEN WALLACE: Really, all countries--

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

BEN WALLACE: Scottish National Party, the separatist party supports the government. And the Scottish National Party used to campaign to leave NATO. Countries, including America, who would--

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH] Ministers keep in touch and have a very good working relationship. Talking to the UK opposite number, and I know that--

BEN WALLACE: We can't take years.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: We don't have these years. Again. Again.

BEN WALLACE: It was to take further steps to really help Ukraine live.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: I have some present for you.

BEN WALLACE: Wow. Beautiful.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: [INAUDIBLE]

BEN WALLACE: Yeah. Yeah. Well, thank you.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Russian warship. That's

BEN WALLACE: Beautiful.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: [INAUDIBLE]

BEN WALLACE: Thank you.

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