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UK Prime Minister to visit Kyiv today

UK Prime Minister to visit Kyiv today UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will visit Kyiv today, January 12, and meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, according to Sky News.

According to the agency, Sunak will announce a new military aid package during his visit. The UK will provide £2.5 billion in military aid to Ukraine in 2024-2025, which is £200 million more than in the previous two years.

The UK Prime Minister will also announce the provision of security guarantees and humanitarian aid, Sky News adds.

Sunak is expected to sign a security cooperation agreement with Zelenskyy. It provides for intelligence sharing, cybersecurity, medical and military training, and defense-industrial cooperation.

UK assistance

It is worth noting that the United Kingdom was one of the first countries to support Ukraine at the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion. London provided military, financial, and humanitarian support. In particular, it has provided Ukraine with Challenger 2 tanks, long-range Storm Shadow missiles, and training for Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets.

In addition, the UK supports Ukraine's membership in NATO and actively criticizes the Kremlin regime in public.

In May 2023, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the UK, where he held a series of meetings. In particular, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Zelenskyy's visit to Baltic States

On January 10, Volodymyr Zelenskyy went on a visit to the Baltic States. First, he visited Lithuania, then Estonia and Latvia. The President held talks with his colleagues, and Prime Ministers, and signed bilateral agreements.