This was stated by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson.

The UK will increase economic pressure on Russia, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskiy during a telephone conversation before peace talks to be held in Istanbul on March 29 and 30.

“President Zelenskiy informed about the talks and the two leaders agreed to closely coordinate their actions in the coming days,” Prime Minister Johnson’s office said in a statement. “The Prime Minister confirmed that the UK will support Ukraine and increase economic pressure on the Putin regime.”