The new prime minister visited the Ukrainian capital on Saturday to reiterate Britain’s strong commitment to the Russian invasion.
Britain will continue to support Kiev in the war with Russia “until Ukraine wins peace”said new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who arrived on Saturday for a surprise visit, his first to the country. ‘I am here today to say that the UK will continue to support you’declared the head of state in front of his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, in a video released by the Ukrainian presidency.
“Since the first days of the war, Ukraine and Great Britain are the strongest allies»wrote the Ukrainian president on Telegram, posting a video of his meeting with Rishi Sunak in Kiev.
Thank you, @Rishisunak. With friends like you by our side, we are sure of our victory. Both our nations know what it means to stand up for freedom 🇺🇦🇬🇧 https://t.co/9oFfswxp3K
— Volodymyr Zelenskyi (@ZelenskyyUa) 19 November 2022
“It is a great lesson in humility to be with you in your country today”he also claimed. “The courage of the Ukrainian people is an inspiration to the world.” “We will tell our grandchildren your story, how a proud and sovereign people faced a terrible attack, how did you fighthow you sacrificed yourselves, how you won»praised Rishi Sunak.
Great Britain “knows what it means to fight for freedom”Rishi Sunak also tweeted. “We’re with you all the way.”
In office since October 25 and his successor to Liz Truss, the new prime minister had set himself as one of his first missions to confirm Britain’s significant support for Ukraine since the end of February and the beginning of the Russian offensive.