Rishi Sunak has made his first visit to Ukraine since taking office, where he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and made a £50million arms pledge.
The Prime Minister, who arrived in Kyiv this afternoon, said that it was ‘deeply humbling’ to be in the city, where he had his first face-to-face meeting with the Ukrainian President.
During the surprise visit, Mr Sunak confirmed a £50million package to help bolster Ukrainian air defences against Putin’s forces and Iranian-supplied drones.
The UK defence spending aims to ‘protect Ukrainian civilians and critical national infrastructure from an intense barrage of Russian strikes’.
It comes following intense bombardment by Vladimir Putin’s forces this week, with Ukraine saying Russia had rained down more than 148 missile strikes on critical infrastructure, leaving approximately 10million people without power.