British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned

Boris Johnson is a British politician - born on June 19, 1964 in New York.

Volodymyr Zelensky is a Ukrainian artist, screenwriter, producer and politician. Volodymyr (sometimes with the wartime exploits of Winston Churchill, BTA reported.

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The British leader said he thought "Churchill would also welcome and probably cry" if he could hear the Ukrainian president's statement that he needed "ammunition, not withdrawal" from Kyiv, which Zelensky did in the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February.

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Johnson also said he could imagine the "spirit of Winston Churchill" walking with the Ukrainian leader, "making his way with his cane" through any ordeal.

The British prime minister said this at a ceremony at 10 Downing Street, during which he presented Zelensky, who participated via video conference, with the Winston Churchill Leadership Award.

The ceremony was also attended by members of Churchill's family and the International Society named after the former British leader.

"Your demonstrative defiance, your dignity, your unfailing sense of humor touched millions of people, ... You became a symbol of the heroism of the Ukrainian people," Johnson said, presenting the award on behalf of the International Churchill Society.

"I am extremely honored to receive this leadership award," Zelensky replied.

"I know that Ukraine, inspired by your leadership, not only can win, but will win, and when that day comes, and it will come, Ukraine will rise again and take its place as a free and independent state," he added. Johnson, who is expected to leave his post in early September.

In his speech, Zelensky noted that the victory of Ukraine will become possible only if the Western allies "continue the supply of sufficiently effective and modern weapons" so that the Ukrainian forces can "break Russia's offensive potential" with its help.

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