Sunak offers more weapons during his visit to Ukraine
British PM travels to kyiv to show support for Zelensky against Putin's invasion
British Prime Minister, the Conservative Rishi Sunak, has offered to send 50 million pounds (57 million euros) worth of weapons and defense technology to Ukraineduring his first visit to kyiv since he took office. He took office on October 25, reports Efe.
Sunak confirmed today the continuity of the support of the United Kingdom in a meeting with the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky, after which he met with representatives of the emergency services and deposited Flowers at a memorial to victims of the conflict, Downing Street said in a statement.
“It is a lesson in humility to be here today and have the opportunity to meet those who are doing so much and paying such a high price to defend the principles of sovereignty and democracy,” declared the prime minister in that note.
In a message on Telegram, Zelenski pointed out that he was not. “We are stronger and we will achieve the desired results,” he concluded.
According to Downing Street, the new defensive arsenal includes 125 anti-aircraft guns, as well as It will be called “technological tools to counter deadly Iranian-supplied drones,” such as radar, all of which add to more than 1,000 new anti-aircraft missiles announced a few days ago by the Defense Ministry. .
Sunak has also committed 12 million pounds (almost 14 million euros) to the World Food Program and 4 million (4.6 million euros) to the International Organization for Migrations, which will provide generators, shelters, access to water and mobile health clinics, the note noted.
“I am proud of the support the UK has given to Ukraine from the start and I am here today to say that the UK and our allies will continue to stand with Ukraine as it fights to end this barbaric war and achieve a just peace,” concluded Mr. Sunak.