Boris Johnson has travelled to Ukraine to obtain an honorary diploma.
The previous prime minister was awarded Physician Honoris Causa of the Ivan Franko Nationwide College of Lviv, which interprets as “for the sake of the honour”.
It is usually a doctorate or, much less generally, a grasp’s diploma, and could also be awarded to somebody who has no prior reference to the awarding educational establishment.
He was pictured placing on a cloak and hat for the ceremony, and he additionally went to the Yalta European Technique discussion board.
In a video posted on Volodomyr Zelenskyy’s Telegram channel, Mr Johnson was seen listening to the Ukraine chief’s speech alongside Michael McFaul, the previous US ambassador to Russia, on Friday.
Mr McFaul leads a world working group on sanctions towards Moscow along with Mr Zelenskyy’s chief of workers, Andriy Yermak.
Mr Zelenskyy mentioned in his speech that “for a lot of on the planet, Ukraine is not only a rustic in Europe that’s defending itself towards Russian aggression”.
His nation has develop into, he mentioned, “a private ethical alternative” and a logo of “an ordinary of freedom through which folks from completely different international locations recognise their very own requirements”.
Mr Johnson, who’s not an MP after resigning earlier this yr, was in 10 Downing Road when Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February final yr.
He was a staunch supporter of Kyiv as prime minister and has usually visited the nation each earlier than and after stepping down in July 2022.
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The previous Tory chief was welcomed by the Mayor of Lviv, Andriy Sadovyi, as “a terrific pal of Ukraine”, when he arrived, Ukrinform mentioned.
Mr Sadovyi printed photographs of his assembly with Johnson on the railway station and wrote: “Welcome to Lviv, a terrific pal of Ukraine Boris Johnson.”
In Might, Mr Johnson printed a video thanking the college for the award and promising to return to Lviv to gather it.