"He was the energizer." Boris Johnson is leaving his office: how it will influence support for Ukraine

July 08, 2022

Boris Johnson is stepping down as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Will it reduce military support for Ukraine? British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that he is stepping down as the leader of the Conservative Party, although he will lead the government until the party elects his successor. Elections may last till October.

This means that for at least two to three months, Britain will mainly focus on the domestic agenda.

The government crisis may shift the British agenda to domestic problems, but it will not affect the country's international course, believes Mykhailo Pashkov, co-director of foreign policy and international security programmes at Razumkov Center. "We should not expect drastic changes," says the expert in a comment for LIGA.net. "Britain is a country of traditional democracy and is guided by its declarations."



Mykhailo Pashkov

Co-Director, Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes

Born in 1958 in Roslavl, Smolensk oblast, Russia


Smolensk Institute of Pedagogy, Faculty of the Russian Language and Literature (1979)

Moscow Institute of Youth, Faculty of Journalism (1986)

Kyiv Institute of Political Science and Public Administration (1991)

Ph. D. in Philosophy; the author of more than 50 publications

1979 – 1989 — worked at different positions in district, regional and republican newspapers in Russia and Moldova

1991 – 1994 — worked in scientific institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

1994 – 1998 — Diplomatic Service at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation

Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre's Leading Expert

Diplomatic Rank: First Secretary. Most recent position in state structures — Chief Consultant, Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff

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