Situation in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary arrived to Kyiv for a visit

by APA

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly traveled to Kyiv on Thursday to meet with Ukraine’s leaders and pledge Britain’s support for as long as it takes to defeat Russia’s brutal efforts to break the country’s resolve, APA reports citing Ukdaily.

On his first visit to Ukraine since becoming foreign minister, Cleverly presented an aid package including money for rebuilding schools, ambulances, victims of sexual violence and grain sales to the world’s poorest markets, such as Sudan and Yemen.

With Kyiv regularly bombed, his visit, which follows a trip by Rishi Sunak to the Ukrainian capital on Saturday, was conducted with a high level of security.

The new Conservative leadership wants to reassure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Boris Johnson’s departure from No 10 will not result in a dwindling of Britain’s moral, military and financial support.

Clever said: “As winter sets in, Russia continues to try to break Ukrainian resolve with its brutal attacks on civilians, hospitals and energy infrastructure. Russia will fail.

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“Our support will continue until this remarkable country recovers.”

Cleverly said the bulk of infrastructure funding would go to newly liberated areas in southern Ukraine like Kherson.

This week, at a CNN Portugal event, Johnson called on the West to heed Ukraine’s demands for fixed-wing aircraft to help it fight back against Iran-supplied drones hitting its infrastructure.

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