Kiev [Ukraine]April 9 (ANI): The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson met on Saturday in Kiev with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
Johnson said he went to Ukraine to meet in person with President Zelensky and show solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
“Today I met with my friend President @ZelenskyyUa in Kyiv to show our unwavering support for the people of Ukraine. We are presenting a new package of financial military assistance, which is a testament to our commitment to his country in the fight against Russia’s barbaric campaign. “- Johnson wrote on Twitter.
The Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom tweeted a photo of Boris Johnson sitting next to Zelensky in the office. The visit came at a time when the Johnson government had announced defense aid to Ukraine with a new package of £ 100 million.
New support will include: more NLAW anti-tank missiles, additional Javelin anti-tank systems, additional ammunition, additional Starstreak air defense systems and additional non-lethal assistance including ballistic helmets, body armor and night vision goggles.
This package is more than 100 million pounds and was developed in consultation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine to meet their military needs. This is based on £ 350 million in military aid and around £ 400 million in economic and humanitarian support already provided by the UK.
In addition to providing bilateral lethal assistance, the UK Armed Forces – along with Polish, American and international partners – have set up the International Donor Coordination Center in Stuttgart.
This plays a leading role in international efforts and ensures that military assistance to Ukraine is as coordinated and effective as possible. The team of the 104th Logistics Brigade was formed following the first International Donors’ Conference convened by the Minister of Defense in February.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: “Putin has strengthened our determination, sharpened our attention and forced Europe to start rearmament to ensure our common security.” (ANI)