The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson, who arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit, presented proposals to Volodymyr Zelenskyy to increase military aid.
This is stated in a statement by a spokesman for the British government, according to “European Truth”.
The BBC cites a statement that the visit was intended to “demonstrate solidarity” with the Ukrainian people, but there are more practical topics to discuss.
“The Prime Minister went to Ukraine to meet with President Zelenskyy in person and show solidarity with the Ukrainian people. They will discuss long-term support for Ukraine from the United Kingdom, and the Prime Minister will present (Zelenskyy) a new package of financial and military assistance “– said in a statement.
Part of this package is already known.
The day before, after the russian shelling of the Kramatorsk railway station, Britain announced that it would provide Ukraine with additional Starstreak MANPADS and anti-tank weapons, as well as other military equipment worth more than 100 million pounds.
Earlier on April 8, the British Minister of Defense announced that Britain would provide Ukraine with Mastiff armored vehicles.
In total, the United States and its allies have already handed over 60,000 anti-tank systems and 25,000 MANPADS to Ukraine.
Source: Ukrainian Pravda