Boris Johnson hailed the battle against Vladimir Putin as Ukraine’s ‘finest hour’ today as he became the first world leader to address Kyiv’s parliament.
With Union flags on show as the PM spoke by video link, he channelled Winston Churchill urging the country to keep resisting the Russian invaders.
Mr Johnson is also announcing a new £300million package of military support as he underlines the UK’s backing for Volodymyr Zelensky and his brave fighters.
The MPs gave the premier a succession of standing ovations, with one saying Ukraine was ‘lucky to have a friend like the UK’.
In another symbolic move, the British ambassador Melinda Simmons – who only recently returned to Kyiv – was present in person to hear the address.
Ms Simmons tweeted a photo of the scene saying it was ‘a huge privilege’ to be at the session, although she later deleted it.
The appearance comes after Mr Johnson’s surprise visit to the Ukrainian capital last month.