Boris Johnson traveled to kyiv this Saturday, April 9, during a visit to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the governments of the two countries announced on social networks. This visit is the first by a G7 leader since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a surprise visit to Kyiv on Saturday with a one-on-one meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the first G7 leader to visit Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24. .
“The Prime Minister has traveled to Ukraine to meet President Zelensky in person and show his solidarity with the Ukrainian people,” a Downing Street spokesman said, adding that talks focus on further “military and financial”. In the evening, the British Prime Minister explained that the United Kingdom would deliver armored vehicles and anti-ship missiles to Ukraine.
— Embassy of Ukraine to the UK (@UkrEmbLondon) April 9, 2022
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“The United Kingdom is the leader in military support for Ukraine, leader of the anti-war coalition, leader of sanctions against the Russian aggressor,” wrote Andriï Sybyga, deputy head of the Ukrainian presidency. A little earlier, President Zelensky had received Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer in kyiv, whom he thanked for his visit to kyiv and Boutcha, a town near the Ukrainian capital which has become a symbol of the atrocities of the Russian invasion.
On Friday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited kyiv to show her support for Ukraine. Accompanied by the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell and Slovak Prime Minister Edouard Heger, Ursula von der Leyen went to Boutcha. They went together to see the mass graves dug to bury dozens of civilians there
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