Boris Johnson Arrives in Kyiv to Mark the Second Anniversary of Ukraine War

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London (Parliament Politics Maganize) – Boris Johnson Visits Kyiv for Ukraine War Anniversary; Global Leaders Express Solidarity with Ukraine

Boris Johnson has reached Kyiv to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky on the second anniversary of Vladimir Putin’s aggression. The former prime minister posted a photograph beside Zelensky on X to mark the ‘grim anniversary.’

Mr. Johnson said on X: “On this grim second anniversary of Putin’s invasion, I am honored to be here in Ukraine. “With their indomitable courage, I have no doubt that the Ukrainians will win and expel Putin’s forces – provided we give them the military, political, and economic help they need.”

The current Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, also supported Ukraine. In a video he posted on X, he stated: “When Putin launched his illegal invasion two years ago, the free world was united in its response. We stood together behind Ukraine, and on this grim anniversary, we must renew our determination.”

The Prime Minister described his trip to the country two weeks ago, where he met Ukrainian soldiers- whose stories served as a reminder of their strength while defending their country from an utterly unjustified invasion.

Grant Shapps detailed the most significant single defense package the UK will send to Ukraine, taking support to over £12 billion. The defense secretary said around £250,000 would go towards ammunition, and £200 million would go to their most prominent supplier of drones.

Foreign Secretary David Cameron said the UK had signed the’ first-of-its-kind’ 10-year security agreement to formalize support provisions- including intelligence sharing, cyber security, medical and military training, and defense industrial cooperation.

Rishi Sunak concluded: “This is the moment to show that tyranny will never triumph, to say once again we will stand with Ukraine, today and tomorrow.”

It comes as a virtual G7 summit will take place later today at Kyiv’s Saint Sophia Cathedral as Western leaders descend on the capital. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen traveled overnight to the capital by train along with Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“More than ever, we stand firmly by Ukraine. Financially, economically, militarily, and morally. Until the country is finally free,” Ms von der Leyen wrote on social media after she arrived in Kyiv.

Leaders came shortly after a Russian drone attack pounded a residential building in the southern city of Odesa, killing at least one person.

The foreign leaders are in Ukraine to express solidarity as Ukrainian forces run low on ammunition and weaponry and Western aid hangs in the balance.

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Foreign officials are anticipated to descend on the capital to meet Mr. Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials and voice their continued support for the country as it fights Moscow’s troops and prepares for European Union membership.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.