British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and leaders of other Group of Seven countries held online talks with Ukraine ‘s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss additional support.
For his part, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a surprise visit to Ukraine . The Ukrainian media outlet Suspilne and the mayor of Irpin, Olexander Markushyn, announced Trudeau’s visit to Irpin. Markushyn posted images of Trudeau on social media and said the Canadian leader was shocked by the damage he saw to civilian homes.
Trudeau’s office reported that the prime minister was in Ukraine “to meet with President Zelenskyy and reaffirm Canada’s unwavering support for the Ukrainian people.”
Separately, Britain is reported to provide an additional 1.3 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) in military support to Ukraine to help the country defend itself against Russian forces, officials said.
The British funding, which comes from British government reserves, includes £300m of military equipment promised by Johnson earlier this week, such as radar systems for targeting Russian artillery, GPS jamming equipment and vision devices. nocturnal
The British government said it is the highest rate of UK military spending in a conflict since Iraq and Afghanistan.
Officials said Johnson will meet with British arms companies later this month to discuss ramping up production in response to demand created by the conflict in Ukraine .
Johnson said Britain’s aid to Ukraine would also help boost Britain’s defense economy.
Britain had already committed some 1.5 billion pounds to Ukraine , including humanitarian aid and loan guarantees.
Also, the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine and met with the first lady Olena Zelenska at a school in the town of Uzhhorod, which borders Slovakia.
Meanwhile, the president of the German Bundestag, Bärbel Bas, arrived in Kiev, met with Zelenskyy and attended a commemorative event in honor of the anniversary of the end of World War II.
Bas, who occupies the second highest position after the president, is the highest-ranking German politician to visit Ukraine so far. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is also expected to pay a visit in the coming days, Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz said last week.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal tweeted a photo with Bas. He wrote that Ukraine has the support of Germany to recover Ukraine and join the European Union.
The Prime Minister of Croatia was also in Ukraine . The Croatian government said in a statement that Andrej Plenkovic’s visit presented “an expression of solidarity and support” with the Ukrainian leadership and people.
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