Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will arrive within the UK in the present day to fulfill Rishi Sunak and Ukrainian troops, the prime minister’s workplace has stated.
It is his first go to to the UK since Russia invaded Ukraine in February final yr.
He has solely made one different journey out of Ukraine since then, when he went to the United States and stopped over in Poland on the way in which again simply earlier than Christmas.
Mr Zelenskyy and Mr Sunak will talk about the UK’s assist for Ukraine, beginning with an “immediate surge” of army gear being despatched to the nation by the UK and the prime minister will reinforce his long-term assist.
The PM is about to supply to bolster the UK’s coaching for Ukrainian troops, together with to fighter jet pilots to allow them to fly NATO-standard fighter jets, Number 10 stated.
He may also provide to start a direct coaching programme for marines.
Mr Sunak stated: “President Zelenskyy’s visit to the UK is a testament to his country’s courage, determination and fight, and a testament to the unbreakable friendship between our two countries.
“Since 2014, the UK has offered important coaching to Ukrainian forces, permitting them to defend their nation, shield their sovereignty and combat for his or her territory.
“I am proud that today we will expand that training from soldiers to marines and fighter jet pilots, ensuring Ukraine has a military able to defend its interests well into the future.
“It additionally underlines our dedication to not simply present army gear for the quick time period, however a long-term pledge to face shoulder-to-shoulder with Ukraine for years to come back.”