British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated Ukraine “can’t be left weak for assault ever once more,” in his opening remarks at a joint information convention with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday.
Sunak stated, “we should arm Ukraine within the quick time period however bolster Ukraine in the long run,” whereas talking in entrance of a Challenger 2 battle tank in Dorset.
He stated Ukrainian crews, who arrived within the UK final week, might be studying the right way to use Challenger 2 tanks “to defend Ukraine’s sovereign territory subsequent month.” He additionally stated the UK has agreed to increase its coaching program, which Sunak says has skilled 10,000 troops within the final six months.
Sunak additionally stated the UK might be “accelerating the supply of our tools” to make sure reaches Ukraine’s frontline within the coming “days and weeks, not years.”
President Zelensky thanked Sunak and the British individuals for standing with Ukraine throughout the press convention.
“Right this moment it is vitally clear that we’re standing along with Nice Britain,” Zelensky stated. “Thanks to all of the individuals in Nice Britain, thanks for these 350 days of unity.”
“I might additionally prefer to thank all of our Ukrainian warriors — each soldier, sergeant, officer, or common,” Zelensky added. “Our state is doing and might be doing every part to make it possible for on the entrance line, now we have every part within the most — the utmost that’s owned by different main international locations. Ukraine might be amongst these international locations which have every part to defend their individuals.”
Earlier than talking, Zelensky and Sunak met with Ukrainian troops being skilled in Dorset on Challenger 2 tanks.