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UK, Ukraine sign postBrexit ‘part­ner­ship agree­ment’

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LON DON A FP, 8 OC T, 2020

Bri­tain and Ukraine on Thurs­day struck a deal to sup­port Kiev’s sovereignt­y and counter “Rus­sia’s ma­lign in­flu­ence”, Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son’s of­fice said.

The deal to in­ten­sify the two coun­tries’ po­lit­i­cal, trade and strate­gic co­op­er­a­tion was signed in Down­ing Street dur­ing a two­day visit to the UK by Ukrainian Pres­i­dent Volodymyr Ze­len­sky.

It will re­place key el­e­ments of an ex­ist­ing part­ner­ship agree­ment be­tween Ukraine and the Euro­pean Union, as London looks to its post-brexit fu­ture in 2021.

Bri­tain for­mally left the bloc in Jan­uary but has re­mained bound by most of its rules un­til the end of the year un­der the terms of its di­vorce.

“The UK is Ukraine’s most fer­vent sup­porter,” John­son said on Twit­ter fol­low­ing his meet­ing with Ze­len­sky.

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