UK's new foreign minister speaks to Ukrainian counterpart in first call

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new foreign secretary, James Cleverly, said he had spoken to his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday, in his first call since taking up the role a day earlier.

"I reaffirmed the UK's steadfast support for Ukraine," he said on Twitter. "What happens in Ukraine matters to us all, and I will do everything possible to assist their fight for freedom."

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Kate Holton)