Johnson, Biden tackled boosting supplies for Ukraine: Downing Street
During a phone call, Biden and UK's Johnson stress their commitment to continue providing security supplies to Ukraine.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden discussed increasing military and economic support for Ukraine, as well as the need to reduce Western reliance on Russian oil and gas, according to a spokesperson for Johnson's office.
"The leaders discussed the need to accelerate assistance to Ukraine, including bolstering military and economic support, as the Ukrainian forces prepare for another Russian onslaught in the east of the country," a Downing Street spokesperson said.
"The pair also agreed to continue joint efforts to ratchet up the economic pressure on (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and decisively end Western reliance on Russian oil and gas," she added.
It is worth mentioning that The Times newspaper has recently cited a UK government source as saying that Johnson told his cabinet about his intention to supply Ukraine with “more lethal” weapons.
Admiral Tony Radakin, the chief of the Defense Staff, was quoted as saying that London was moving toward a “new phase” of its support for Kiev.
This comes as the UK Prime Minister promised to provide an additional 6,000 anti-tank and high explosive missiles to Ukraine.