Truss backs Johnson, cites Ukraine
The huge news out of the UK this morning is that a vote of confidence in UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be held by Conservative MPs later today.
The vote follows anger over a report detailing lockdown rule-breaking in Downing Street. If he loses, he will stand down as prime minister.
Foreign Minister Liz Truss has just said she will back Johnson in the vote, citing his leadership over Ukraine.
“He has delivered on Covid recovery and supporting Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. He has apologised for mistakes made. We must now focus on economic growth,” she tweeted.
Despite facing serious questions over his leadership back home, Johnson has earned praise in Ukraine since the Russian invasion.
In April, Johnson became the first member of a G7 country to travel to the Ukrainian capital for talks during the conflict.
During the visit, Johnson took a trip around Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on foot. The two leaders have remained in regular contact since.