PRESIDENT Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked Liz Truss for more cash to support Ukraine's war effort amid the UK's financial panic.

As the Bank of England (BoE) was forced to intervene and stop the collapse of numerous pension pots, averting "mass insolvencies", the UK's Prime Minister has been quiet as the fall-out from her Chancellor's budget grows.

Earlier in the week, the pound fell to a record low against the US dollar, with experts from across the pond predicting it could go below the dollar and euro as the crisis depends.

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Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staged an "extraordinary" intervention and called for the swinging tax cuts to be reversed. 

Opposition politicians have called on the PM and Chancellor to come out of hiding amid the crisis, with demands for a recall of parliament during the party conference season growing.

But Truss has remained silent throughout Wednesday as the crisis grew. At around 8.20am she retweeted a post from the UK PM account which boasted about the Government's "Growth Plan".

Otherwise, Truss has been nowhere to be seen or heard. Zelenskyy himself revealed the call from the PM on social media. 

The Ukrainian President tweeted: "Had a phone conversation with PM @trussliz.

"The UK has always been among the leaders in supporting Ukraine. We expect London’s leadership in reaction to Russian sham referenda as well.

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"Defence and financial aid to Ukraine must be enhanced in response."

Truss confirmed the call, tweeting: "I spoke to President @ZelenskyyUa  earlier to underline steadfast support in light of Russia’s sham referendums, which we will never recognise.

"I thanked him for helping secure the release of 5 British nationals & discussed ways to protect gas supplies. Putin must fail."

Previously, Boris Johnson came under criticism for timing his calls with Zelenskyy to coincide with government scandals, and in particular, came under fire from his former aide Dominic Cummings for using war to "divert from lies". 

So far, the UK has committed £2.3 billion to support the Ukrainian war effort against Russia.