David Cameron meets President Zelensky in Ukraine
Lord David Cameron has visited Ukraine in his first overseas trip as Foreign Secretary.
The new Foreign Secretary met Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.
Mr Zelensky said they discussed the supply of weapons for Ukrainian forces fighting against Russia’s brutal invasion.
Lord Cameron sought to reassure Mr Zelensky over fears that attention has been diverted to the war in the Middle East.
In a video released by Kyiv, he said: “I admire the strength and determination of the Ukrainian people.
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“We will continue to give you the moral support, the diplomatic support, the economic support, but above all the military support that you need – not just this year and next year, but for however long it takes.
“I had some disagreements with my friend Boris Johnson, we’ve known each other for 40 years, and his support for you was the finest thing that he and his governments did.”
Lord Cameron was updated on Ukraine’s counter-offensive against Russia and held talks on Kyiv’s aspirations to join Nato.
Writing on social media, Mr Zelensky said: “We had a good meeting focused on weapons for the frontline, strengthening air defence, and protecting our people and critical infrastructure. I am grateful to the UK for its support!”
The former prime minister became Foreign Secretary on Monday in Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle.
His visit to Ukraine was intended to demonstrate the UK’s continued support for the war-torn country.
His predecessor James Cleverly had been scheduled to make the visit before being moved to the Home Office to replace sacked Suella Braverman.
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