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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson shake hands during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine,

Written by GNK


April 9, 2022.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson traveled to Ukraine to meet President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday in a show of solidarity.

The two leaders discussed the “U.K.’s long-term support to Ukraine,” including a new package of financial and military aid, the prime minister’s office said.

The visit comes a day after Johnson pledged another 100 million pounds (US$130 million) in high grade military equipment to Ukraine, saying Britain wanted to help Ukraine defend itself from continuing Russian assaults.

Speaking Friday at a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Johnson said he would give Ukraine’s military more Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles, another 800 anti-tank missiles and precision munitions capable of lingering in the sky until directed to their target.

He also promised more helmets, night vision and body armor.

The items were in addition to some 200,000 pieces of nonlethal military equipment from the U.K. that had already been promised. (AP)

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