Rishi Sunak assures full support to Ukraine

Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on his first visit to Kyiv promised to maintain the strong support for Ukraine that had been a priority for his predecessors and offered a new air defence package to aid in shooting down Russian drones.

Sunak wrote on Twitter that “Britain knows what it means to fight for freedom. “We are with you all the way.”

A new 60 million dollar ($50 million) package, according to Sunak, from Britain will contain anti-aircraft weaponry and equipment like radar to fend off drone assaults. Britain added that it would expand the amount of training it offers the Ukrainian military.

Sunak added in his statement that while Ukrainian forces are successful in repelling Russian forces on the ground, people are being mercilessly bombed from the air.

Sunak added in his statement that while Ukrainian forces are successful in repelling Russian forces on the ground, people are being mercilessly bombed from the air.

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky shared a video of the meeting between the two on Saturday and expressed gratitude for London’s ongoing assistance.

After Liz Truss’ brief premiership, Sunak, a former finance minister, assumed office last month. She and her predecessor Boris Johnson had both committed to making public support for Ukraine a priority in their platforms, a promise that Sunak has upheld.

Since last month, Russia has increased its long-range attacks against Ukrainian energy infrastructure, including employing drones that Kyiv claims are produced in Iran. As a result, Ukraine has asked the West to provide air defences for this reason.

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