Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in London on Monday for talks with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who promised to deliver “hundreds” of anti-aircraft missiles and attack drones to Kiev soon.
After Rome, Berlin and Paris, the head of state of Ukraine continues to lead European tourlooking for additional military commitment from its allies before its army’s declared counter-offensive against Russian forces.
“The UK has been a pioneer in providing us with additional ground and air equipment. This cooperation will continue,” And the Ukrainian president said on Twitter announcing his departure to London, where he had already visited last February.
Volodymyr Zelensky speaking with Rishi Sunak In the residence of the State Checkers of the Prime Minister, who shortly before the arrival of the Ukrainian President announced new military aid to Kiev.
London will deliver “Hundreds” of anti-aircraft missiles as “Hundreds” of attack drones With a range of more than 200 km. This equipment will be delivered Over the next few months as Ukraine prepares to step up its resistance to the ongoing Russian invasion.Downing Street said in a statement.
Last week, the UK actually announced the Supply of long-range Storm Shadow missiles in Kyiv.
“This is a defining moment for Ukrainians’ resistance in the face of the terrible aggression they did not choose to provoke.”said Rishi Sunak, citing the press release. “We must not let them down (…) It is in everyone’s interest to ensure that Ukraine succeeds and not be rewarded with the barbarism of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin.”he added.
Sunday, France, where Volodymyr Zelensky met the President Emmanuel MacronTraining and equipping several battalions Dozens of armored vehicles and light tanks, including the AMX-10 RCMostly used for reconnaissance missions.
In Germany, the German Chancellor Olaf Schulz He stressed that his country will support Ukraine “as long as necessary”and announced a new €2.7 billion military aid plan, including the delivery of several tanks, armored vehicles and anti-aircraft defense systems.
Olaf Scholz said that Berlin’s support for Kiev amounts to 17 billion euros, the second largest contribution after the United States.
However, no capital has advanced on the delivery of combat aircraft, which Kiev has so insistently requested.
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