Johnson meets Zelensky in kyiv on an unannounced visit

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnsonhas met with the President of Ukraine, Volodomir Zelenskyon a previously unannounced visit to kyiv, according to an image posted today on Twitter by the Ukrainian Embassy in the UK.

The diplomatic mission released a photograph of both leaders sitting face to face in an office, next to the flags of both countries, and added the word: “Surprise”.

Downing Street, Johnosn’s official office, confirmed the meeting in the Ukrainian capital shortly after, one day after the United Kingdom announced the shipment of new military equipment worth 100 million pounds (120 million euros).

A spokesman for the prime minister indicated that the trip represents a “show of solidarity with the Ukrainians” and that the two leaders have met to address “(British) long-term support for Ukraine”.

Johnson will present to Zelenski a “new package of financial and military aid”

Among other issues, Johnson will explain to Zelenski the “new financial and military aid package” offered by the United Kingdom so that his country continues to face Russian attacks.

The British head of government had been in kyiv for the last time on February 2, weeks before the Russian invasion began, when he offered a joint press conference with Zelensky.

This week, a delegation from the Ukrainian Executive and senior members of its army attended weapons demonstrations at a training camp in the south-west of England, where the British armed forces showed them in operation armored vehicles, air defenses and other equipment.


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