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UK PM Johnson meets Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv

Source: ANI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
April 09, 2022 22:01 IST
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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Saturday.

IMAGE: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. Photograph: @BorisJohnson /Twitter

Johnson said that he has travelled to Ukraine to meet President Zelenskyy in person and show solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

"Today I met my friend President @ZelenskyyUa in Kyiv as a show of our unwavering support for the people of Ukraine. We're setting out a new package of financial & military aid which is a testament of our commitment to his country's struggle against Russia's barbaric campaign," Johnson tweeted.

The embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom tweeted a picture of Boris Johnson sitting alongside Zelenskyy in an office.

 

This visit comes as the Johnson government has announced defence aid to Ukraine with a new 100 million Euros package.

The new support will include: more NLAW anti-tank missiles, additional Javelin anti-tank systems, additional loitering munitions, additional Starstreak air defence systems, and additional non-lethal aid including ballistic helmets, body armour and night-vision goggles.

This package amounts to more than 100 million Euros and has been designed in consultation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine to ensure that it meets their military needs.

IMAGE: Johnson said that he travelled to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Photograph: @UkrEmbLondon/Twitter

This builds on the 350 million Euros of military aid and around PS400m of economic and humanitarian support that the UK has already provided.

As well as providing bilateral lethal aid, the UK Armed Forces -- alongside Polish, US and international partners -- have established an International Donor Coordination Centre in Stuttgart.

This plays a leading role in the international effort and ensures that the military aid delivered to Ukraine is as coordinated and effective as possible. The team from 104 Logistics Brigade was established following the first International Donor Conference convened by the Defence Secretary in February.

UK Prime Minister: "Putin has steeled our resolve, sharpened our focus and forced Europe to begin to rearm to guarantee our shared security."

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
 
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