BORIS Johnson toured Washington on the third anniversary of Brexit, reinforcing the US-UK special relationship and bringing Ukraine to front-line politics in the USA.
Ahead of the trip, he took to social media to call for an end to the gloom-mongering on Brexit and also highlighted issues surrounding Ukraine – an issue the former PM has been a passionate advocate for.
Boris was hosted in Washington at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) – who said they were “Delighted to host Boris Johnson at CEPA where they discussed Ukraine and the transatlantic alliance.
Boris also held a meeting with new Republican speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy who promised “big things ahead” for the US and the UK.
Boris said: “It was great to see you again @speakermccarthy. I valued our discussion and our shared commitment to face down the threats we face ???? #ukrainemustwin”
Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican, in his office is scheduled to speak at a private Republican club in the evening, said Representative Joe Wilson, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
On Wednesday, Mr Johnson will discuss the need for “Western unity and support for Ukraine and what more can be done against the threat Russia poses” at the Atlantic Council think tank.
“I am here primarily to recognize and pay tribute to the immense U.S. contribution to the security of the Ukrainian people,” Johnson said in a statement.
“My mission is to demonstrate that Ukraine will win – and that there is no conceivable case for delay in further supporting the Ukrainians to win this year. We should have no fear of escalation when it comes to the provision of weaponry.”