British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made an unannounced visit to Ukraine’s war-time capital on Saturday, 26 November 2022, promising 125 anti-aircraft guns and other air-defense technology, as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been informed.
The £50 million pound air-defense package will help protect Ukraine from Russian aggression. In the last few weeks alone, Russia has targeted Ukraine’s power grid and other key infrastructure from the air, causing blackouts for millions of Ukrainians in preparation for winter.
This deal will include more than 1,000 air-to-air missiles from Britain’s Royal Air Force to combat and destroy Iran-supplied exploding drones. In addition, the agreement covers radar and other technology parts to counter and use against these attack drones being used by Russia against Ukrainian targets.
According to the Guardian, the UK has been one of the strongest Western supporters of Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s invasion and pledged £2.3 billion pounds so far in military aid.
Zelenskyy described Ukraine and UK as “two of the strongest, most united nations that have emerged from these tragic events.”
“Ukrainians are an inspiration to the world, and you make me feel proud. We will tell our grandchildren about your story in years to come,” Sunak said alongside Zelenskyy.
Former UK Prime Minister “Boris Johnson” also won wide praise in Ukraine for his backing.
Sunak was eager to assure Ukraine’s leaders, that there will be no changes to Britain’s stance, though when he was Treasury Secretary under Boris Johnson, he was considered resistant to demands for higher defense spending.
Sunak visited Kyiv’s memorials to honor the war dead, remember victims of the Soviet-era famine in Ukraine in the 1930s, and he also meet with first responders.
Sunak highlighted the “deeply humbling” opportunity to visit Kyiv and meet people who are defending democracy and sovereignty.
Zelenskyy discussed important topics with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, including both their country’s issues and global security.
“Together we are stronger,” he said on Telegram. This is because, as a team, we’re better able to get the desired results.
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