The UK's outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that he will continue to work with partners to end the grain blockade in the coming weeks, a spokesperson for Johnson said.
"President Zelenskyy thanked the Prime Minister for his decisive action on Ukraine, and said the Ukrainian people were grateful for the UK's efforts," the spokesperson said following a call between the pair.
"The Prime Minister finished the call by praising President Zelenskyy, saying: 'You're a hero, everybody loves you'," spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Ukraine presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak has thanked Boris Johnson for his support of the country after Russia's invasion.
In a tweet, Podolyak thanked Johnson for being "the first to arrive in Kyiv, despite missile attacks."
He thanked Johnson for "realizing the threat of the RF [Russian Federation] monster and always being at the forefront of supporting Ukraine."