Today, Rishi Sunak and Volodymyr Zelenskyy at Checkers will discuss measures that will give Ukraine the strongest advantage in the coming counteroffensive. We are talking about military equipment, training of the Ukrainian military, sanctions against the military and political leadership of Russia.
Last week, Great Britain confirmed the provision of the first long-range Storm Shadow missiles in our arsenal to Ukraine. Today Rishi Sunak will announce the transfer of hundreds of air defence systems with missiles with a range of 200 km, drones and other equipment to ensure long-term peace in Ukraine.
"This is a crucial moment in Ukraine’s resistance to a terrible war of aggression they did not choose or provoke. They need the sustained support of the international community to defend against the barrage of unrelenting and indiscriminate attacks that have been their daily reality for over a year."
"We must not let them down. The frontlines of Putin’s war of aggression may be in Ukraine but the fault lines stretch all over the world. It is in all our interest to ensure Ukraine succeeds and Putin’s barbarism is not rewarded."
"That is why the UK is sustaining our support to Ukraine – from tanks to training, ammunition to armoured vehicles. And this message of solidarity will ring loud in all my meetings with fellow world leaders in the days ahead."
As of today, more than 15.000 Ukrainians have undergone military training in the United Kingdom. The official website of the UK government reports that the government is adapting its F16 pilot training program for Ukrainian pilots so that they can protect our country with these fighters in the future. Training on fighter jets is scheduled to start this summer. In the future, Great Britain and other international partners will discuss the issue of providing Ukraine with F16.
In June, Great Britain will hold a conference on the restoration of Ukraine, the purpose of which is the accumulation of international investments in key sectors of our country. Including green energy and modern technologies.
Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian attack on Ukraine, Great Britain has provided our country with £2.3 billion. According to Rishi Sunak, the level of support should be maintained this year.