Boris Johnson meets face-to-face with Zelenskyy in Kyiv, pledges additional aid

U.Okay. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday pledged extra navy help and additional financial help to Ukraine throughout a face-to-face assembly with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.

The U.Okay. will present 120 armored automobiles and new anti-ship missile methods, and assure a further $500 million in World Financial institution Lending to Ukraine, Mr. Johnson introduced.

“As we speak I met my good friend President [Zelenskyy] in Kyiv as a present of our unwavering help for the folks of Ukraine,″ Mr. Johnson mentioned on Twitter. “We’re setting out a brand new package deal of monetary & navy support which is a testomony of our dedication to his nation’s battle in opposition to Russia’s barbaric marketing campaign.″

On Friday, the U.Okay. introduced a navy support package deal together with Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles, 800 anti-tank missiles and different precision munitions.

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer met with Mr. Zelenskyy in Kyiv earlier Saturday and pledged to escalate sanctions “till the battle stops.”

“So long as individuals are dying, each sanction remains to be inadequate,” he mentioned.

Saturday’s visits add to the rising stream of European leaders touring to Ukraine’s capital to satisfy with Mr. Zelenskyy in particular person.

On Friday, European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen met with Mr. Zelensky in Kyiv. Prime ministers from the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovenia.

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