Ukraine President Zelenskyy meets British PM Johnson in Kyiv: Ukrainian official

Ukraine President Zelenskyy meets British PM Johnson in Kyiv: Ukrainian official

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson travelled to Kyiv on Saturday to discuss providing Ukraine with more financial and military aid in a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Johnson’s office said.

Johnson’s visit had begun with a one-on-one meeting with Zelenskyy, Andriy Sybiha, deputy head of the Ukraine president’s office, said on Facebook.

Johnson met Zelenskyy “in a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people,” a Downing Street spokesperson said.

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“They will discuss the UK’s long-term support to Ukraine and the PM will set out a new package of financial and military aid.”

Johnson’s visit to the Ukrainian capital was not announced in advance, and comes as Russia is amassing troops in the east of the country.

“The UK will send more defensive weapons to Ukraine and will work with G7 partners to target every pillar of the Russian economy to ensure [Vladimir] Putin fails,” Johnson tweeted earlier on Saturday.

Britain and Germany are horrified by Putin’s invasion and have agreed that our two countries must go further to help Ukraine.

The UK will send more defensive weapons to Ukraine and will work with G7 partners to target every pillar of the Russian economy to ensure Putin fails. pic.twitter.com/fADOdMDERo

— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 9, 2022

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