New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged on Tuesday, November 8, that Britain would remain “a foundation for NATO for generationsand announced new aid to the Ukrainian army before receiving the head of the Atlantic alliance.
Jens Stoltenberg will be the first international leader to be received in Downing Street on Wednesday by the conservative leader of the government since taking office at the end of October. According to the prime minister’s office, they will discuss support for Ukraine against Russia and modernization of NATO.
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“Journey to the heights”
“I am determined that Britain will remain a bedrock of NATO for generations to come.Rishi Sunak said in a statement. “But in the face of future challenges, we must evolve as an alliance to rise against and stay ahead of the threat from our adversaries. We must also continue to support the Ukrainian people in their resistance to (Vladimir) Putin’s brutality“.
Britain has been one of Kiev’s strongest supporters in the face of the Russian invasion, and Rishi Sunak has already promised to continue on this path. He announced on Tuesday evening that the Ukrainian army would send 12,000 extra kits to cope with the extreme cold and 150 heated tents in preparation for winter.