Zelensky: U.K. to provide a “powerful defense package” to Ukraine

February 9,2023 569
Zelensky: U.K. to provide a “powerful defense package” to Ukraine

Ukraine and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement on a “powerful defense package,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said, according to CNN.

“We have agreed on a significant number of armored vehicles and the supply of long-range weapons,” the president said on his official Telegram account. “And we agreed to start training Ukrainian pilots.”

The announcement came in the wake of Zelensky’s first visit to the United Kingdom since the Russian invasion of his country.

“I believe this is our clear signal – of Ukraine and the U.K. – that together we are not only going but will go all the way to our common victory,” he said.

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweeted after the visit, addressing Zelensky, “We know Ukraine will ultimately defeat tyranny, and the U.K. will continue to train and arm Ukrainian forces with the equipment they need. We will always be your staunch and unwavering friends.”

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