Global leaders reiterate support to Ukraine on Independence Day

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

© APA | Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

# 24 August 2022 15:15 (UTC +04:00)

International leaders have been expressing their solidarity with Ukraine today and reiterating their support on Independence Day, APA reports citing BBC.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the nation will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes, adding that every possible humanitarian, economic and military support will be provided.

These comments are echoed by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, saying that Europe is with Ukraine "today and in the long run"

The President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola adds the EU "will never cease to support Ukraine’s independence and its brave fight against the illegal Russian aggression".

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says the country's hearts are with Ukraine today as it celebrates its national holiday under "terrible circumstances".

He is joined by leaders from across Europe in wishing Ukraine a happy Independence Day, including the presidents of Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Moldova and foreign ministers in Poland and Turkey.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says his support remains "unequivocal and steadfast" and is rooted in its belief that international law must prevail to preserve the sovereignty of all nations.