The United Kingdom has promised Ukraine further arms for its fight against Russia, as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a surprise stop to meet with his British counterpart.
President Zelenskyy landed by helicopter at Chequers Court, the British leader’s official country retreat, where he was greeted by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with a handshake and a hug.
The Prime Minister’s office say that Britain is set to confirm it is giving Ukraine hundreds more air defence missiles, as well as long-range attack drones with a range of more than 200km (124 miles).
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President Zelenskyy, on his second trip to the UK since Russia invaded his country in February 2022, thanked his staunch ally and as he said the war was a matter of security not only for Ukraine, but for all of Europe.
Prime Minister Sunak told the Ukrainian President that his leadership, his country’s bravery and fortitude are an inspiration to all.
In the past few days, President Zelenskyy has visited France, Germany and Italy, seeking more aid as Ukraine prepares a long-anticipated spring offensive to retake territory seized by Russia.