Kiev says UK ready to financially support Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and British Prime Minister David Cameron have discussed international efforts on resolving the situation in eastern Ukraine and prospects of expanding military-technological cooperation in a telephone conversation, the Ukrainian presidential press service reports.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and British Prime Minister David Cameron have discussed international efforts on resolving the situation in eastern Ukraine and prospects of expanding military-technological cooperation in a telephone conversation, the Ukrainian presidential press service reports.

"David Cameron said the United Kingdom is ready to support Ukraine financially under a program worth 1 billion pounds that it has donated to the UN for humanitarian aid," it said.

Cameron reassured Poroshenko of his firm and consistent support for Ukraine and its president's actions and asked him for a briefing on progress in the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Luhansk region, it said.

"The president informed [the British prime minister] on the latest developments and told him that the Ukrainian part of the Red Cross international humanitarian mission is heading for Luhansk," the press service said.

Poroshenko also aired his concerns about the situation at the Ukrainian-Russian border.

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