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Zelenskyy held talks with Sunak, discussed Ukraine aid and Russian assets

Zelenskyy held talks with Sunak, discussed Ukraine aid and Russian assets President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently engaged in a pivotal phone conversation with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, delving into the pressing matters of military assistance for Ukraine and the confiscation of Russian assets, according to Zelenskyy's social media.

"Prime Minister Sunak informed me that the UK has allocated the largest defence support package for Ukraine to date, worth half a billion pounds. Storm Shadow and other missiles, hundreds of armored vehicles and watercraft, ammunition—all of this is needed on the battlefield," wrote Zelenskyy.

I am grateful to the UK and personally to Prime Minister Sunak for such a strong demonstration of support and for the willingness to further develop our defense cooperation, especially with an emphasis on maritime and long-range capabilities.

Additionally, the leaders addressed the imperative need for an effective model of confiscating Russian assets and exchanged expectations regarding the upcoming Peace Summit in Switzerland and European Political Community Summit in the UK.

Britain's assistance to Ukraine

Britain's commitment to aiding Ukraine in countering Russian aggression remains unwavering, with recent announcements unveiling a series of initiatives aimed at bolstering support for the Ukrainian people.

On April 23, Sunak disclosed that Britain will increase its military aid to Ukraine by £500 million.

Furthermore, Britain has decided to allocate £150 million for the reinforcement of Ukraine's energy sector, aiming to diversify energy sources and reduce reliance on Russian imports.

Moreover, Britain is exploring the possibility of sending a prototype of laser weaponry capable of neutralizing drones and missiles to Ukraine. This cutting-edge technology has the potential to significantly enhance Ukraine's defense capabilities, marking another stride in the partnership between the two nations against common adversaries.