Security agreement and aid package: British Prime Minister Sunak to visit Kyiv today
On Friday, January 12, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has paid a working visit to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Rishi Sunak wrote about this on X.
"I am in Ukraine to deliver a simple message. Our support cannot and will not falter. To all Ukrainians, Britain is with you - for as long as it takes," the prime minister wrote.
Sunak's visit is also evidenced by photographs in the American photo agency Getty Images.
Photo: Getty Images
Earlier in the morning, the website of the British government announced the visit.
"Prime Minister to visit Kyiv today [Friday] to set out a major new package of support and reaffirm the close UK-Ukraine partnership," the statement said.
In addition, during his visit, Sunak plans to announce an increase in military funding for Ukraine next year to 2.5 billion pounds. This is 200 million pounds more than in the previous two years.
About 200 million pounds will be spent on drones, including reconnaissance, attack and maritime drones. This will be the largest supply of drones to Ukraine from any country.
The Prime Minister and President Zelenskyy will also sign a historic Ukrainian-British security cooperation agreement.
The prime minister is also expected to meet with the first responders who are dealing with the aftermath of Russian attacks. He will announce the allocation of 18 million pounds for humanitarian aid and assistance in strengthening Ukraine's energy infrastructure.