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Elizabeth II promises that Britain will ‘maintain pressure’ on Russia until it begins to respect Ukraine

The UK will continue to put pressure on Russia to make it comply with the respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. It was announced by Queen Elizabeth II during the traditional annual speech at the State Opening of Parliament, which has already become the 64th in her life.

State Opening of Parliament 2015

During her speech in the Parliament of Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth II said that her government would continue to put pressure on Russia to encourage it to respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports.

"My government will maintain pressure on Russia to respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, and will insist on the full implementation of the Minsk agreements," Queen Elizabeth II said.

According to the Budapest Memorandum, Britain is one of the guarantors of Ukraine's sovereignty.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said that Russia might again become the biggest threat to Britain's security.