British Ambassador in Kiev: Brexit will not change the UK's support for Ukraine

Britain’s exit from the European Union will not affect its support of, and assistance to, Ukraine.

“What does a referendum in the UK mean for our policy with regard to Ukraine?” this was asked on the blog of the British Ambassador to the Ukraine, Judith Gough.

According to her, the UK will continue to stand side-by-side with Ukraine.

“The UK will continue to assist Ukraine in the fight against corruption, in particular by supporting the Prosecutor General’s Office and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau,” Gough said.

“Our funding will continue to contribute towards reform efforts in Ukraine. We will also continue to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the conflict, including internally displaced persons,” she said.

She also reiterated the fact that the UK has played a leading role in the formation of a strong international response to the situation. This includes implementing sanctions and the policy of the non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea. She said that the country will continue to support Ukraine in the international arena.

As previously reported, a referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU was held on the 23rd of June. The results showed that 51.9% of respondents voted in favor of Britain exiting the EU, while 48.1% voted in favor of the country staying in the EU.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he will step down from his post in October.

  Ukraine, Brexit