Sunak and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy must also sign a security cooperation agreement, which includes sharing information, including in the area of cybersecurity as well as medical and military training programs.
The new British aid package will be provided throughout the year, making it the UK’s largest financial aid to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion of the country in February 2022.
Zelensky has been pressing Western allies to provide the country with more support to repel attacks by Russian forces, at a time when other conflicts, such as Gaza, have diverted world attention from Ukraine.
“For two years, Ukraine fought with great courage to repel a brutal invasion from Russia,” Sunak said in Kyiv today.
“Ukraine continues to fight, without wavering in its determination to defend its country and maintain the principles of freedom and democracy”, stressed the British conservative leader.
“I am here today with a message: the United Kingdom will not hesitate either. We will stand by Ukraine, in the darkest hours and in the better times ahead,” he said.
Sunak’s first visit to Ukraine took place in November 2022, just weeks after taking office as Chief Executive.
Sunak’s current trip to the Ukrainian capital was not previously announced for security reasons.
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