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UK Prime Minister boosts military aid to Kyiv


Kyiv, 12 January 2024 (TDI): On Friday, Rishi Sunak, the UK Prime Minister, visited Kyiv to sign a new security deal and revealed more military funding for Ukraine.

The funds will be used to purchase various types of drones, including surveillance, long-range strike, and sea drones.

Britain, a strong ally in the war against Russia, to increase support. Next year, it’ll be 2.5 billion pounds, up 200 million from the previous two years, says Sunak.

Sunak’s visit is crucial for Kyiv amidst a two-year war, with political disputes in the US and EU delaying vital aid packages.

Kyiv has relied heavily on military and financial aid from the West since the Russian invasion in February 2022.

President Zelenskiy told the press that he believes crucial US financial aid will come through, and he feels more optimistic now than last month.

Zelenskiy and the two leaders inked an extraordinary security pact. The Ukrainian leader clarified that this arrangement would persist until Kyiv becomes a part of the NATO military alliance.

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Andriy Yermak, Zelensky’s chief of staff, stated that the agreement delineates the ongoing support London will offer. This support encompasses intelligence sharing, medical and military training, as well as cooperation in the defense industries.

The security collaboration pact between the UK and Ukraine comes after a prior agreement among the Group of Seven nations to furnish Ukraine with mutual security assurances.

Ukrainian lawmakers posted short video clips of Sunak addressing members of parliament in Kyiv and receiving a standing ovation.

Britain said it would provide the largest delivery of drones to Ukraine from any nation, with most of them expected to be manufactured in Britain.

Ukraine had been fighting for the principles of freedom and democracy for two years, Sunak said in a statement.

“We will stand with Ukraine, in their darkest hours and in the better times to come,” he said.

Syed Mohammad Sibtain
Syed Mohammad Sibtain
I am currently pursuing a BS in International Relations at NUML, Pakistan. My academic journey is fueled by a passion for exploring historical developments, delving into the intricacies of economic ties, and gaining insights into defense and strategic studies. With a keen interest in the dynamics of international relations, I am committed to acquiring a nuanced understanding of global affairs and contributing meaningfully to the field.

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