British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Gelensky this Saturday in Kiev on a surprise visit designed to show “unity” to the country, which has been facing an invasion by Russian troops for six weeks.
A spokesman for the British prime minister said Johnson had “intended to meet with President Zhelensky in person” in a gesture of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and to “provide a new financial and military aid package” to this Eastern European country. Minister.
Shortly before, a member of Zelensky’s cabinet posted a photo on Facebook of Johnson wearing a dark suit, sitting opposite Zelensky, wearing the khaki sweater he had been wearing in public since the war began.
“Britain leads military support for Ukraine, leads anti-war alliance, leads sanctions against Russian occupiers,” wrote Andriy Sybiha, adviser to the Ukrainian president.
On Friday, Gelensky received European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen.
Van der Leyen traveled with European Union (EU) diplomatic leader Joseph Borel and Slovak government leader Eduardo Heger to the city of Pucha, near the Ukrainian capital, where dozens of bodies were found. Clothing occupied by Russian troops for several weeks.
Johnson was the first head of state or head of government of the G7 powers to travel to kyiv since the invasion began on February 24. The Group of Advanced Economies is made up of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France., Italy and Japan.